Sahara Press Service (El Aaiun)

North Africa: More Than 400 Runners Participating in Sahara Marathon 2013

The Minister for youth and Sports, Mohamed Maulud Mohamed Fadel, on Tuesday indicated that more than400 national and international runners will participate in the 13th edition of Sahara Marathon to be started on Tuesday.

In a press conference held on Monday in wilaya of Boujdour, the Minister said that 442 runners from five nationalities will participate; highlighting the weakness of foreign participation is due to the situation taking place in Mali.

The Minister stressed that this edition has media meaning no less important than its sporting character on the national and international level, highlighting that what distinguishes this new edition is its synchronize with the 40th anniversary of the Polisario Front and 37th anniversary of proclamation of Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic(SADR).

He pointed out that delegation from Algerian Parliament and delegation of Saharawi -Algerian Friendship Committee will participate in the kick off of 21km distance from wilaya of Auserd.

The Minister on behalf of all runners condemned Moroccan military court's decision against 25 Saharawi political prisoners of Gdeim Izik Group.

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