Marathon kicks off in Libya's Tripoli

Nov 27, 2022

Tripoli [Libya], November 27: The Libyan capital of Tripoli on Saturday held the fifth annual marathon under the slogan "competing for peace" with more than 1,500 participants.
Participants from Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Türkiye, Philippine and Japan took part in the marathon, along with 70 observers and judges, said Abdul-Hamed Shbet, head of the Organizing Committee.
The first-place winner took home a prize of 5,500 Libyan dinars (1,119 U.S. dollars) and a return flight ticket to Türkiye, Shbet said.
Flight tickets, smartphones, sportswear, and cash prizes were also granted to participants, he added.
The marathon was 21 km, approximately half the distance of a standard race, and took about three hours to finish.
Source: Xinhua

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