Luanda — 1.280 national and foreign runners will participate this Monday, in Luanda, in the 57th edition of end of the year traditional footrace, dubbed Saint Sylvester 2012, a number which overcomes the one 1,100 competitors of the previous year, ANGOP has learnt.
According to the director of the competition, Adriano Nunes, from these numbers, 230 athletes are professionals, 970 normal competitors and 80 foreigners.
The source confirmed also the participation of five delegations of foreign runners, namely Ethiopia with 22 athletes, Kenya (22), Brazil (02), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (5) and Portugal (2).
Adriano Nunes stressed also that they are waiting for delegations from Macau and Zanzibar.
The national delegations are from 14 provinces namely, Luanda, Benguela, Huambo, Kwanza Sul, Cabinda, Lunda Norte, Uige, Malange, Huíla, Zaire, Lunda Sul, Bengo and Namibe.
The race begins at 5 pm in Mutamba square, passes through the avenues Amilcar Cabral, Revolução de Outubro, Hochi-Min, Alameda Manuel Van-Dúnem, Comandante Valódia, Missão, Robert Hudson and 4 de Fevereiro, as well as Baleizão square and ends at Coqueiros Stadium.
The last edition (57th edition) was won by the Eritrean Zersenay Tadese.