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Egyptians gear up for Alexandria's first-ever full marathon

The brisk early hours of 25 October will witness the highly anticipated upcoming Alexandria full marathon.

Ingy Deif, Tuesday 1 Oct 2019
Cairo Runners Alex marathon
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Cairo Runners is the leading running community in Egypt, and was one of the earliest pioneers in encouraging Egyptians to adopt a healthier, more energetic lifestyle, taking to the streets for early runs each Friday and choosing different locations through the capital each time.

On 25 October, they are collaborating with another established running community, Alexandria Runners, to host the first full marathon in Alexandria.

Runs will include five types, giving everybody alternatives to suit their preference: The 42km full marathon, the 21km half marathon, followed by the Fun Run, Family Run, and finally their latest addition; the Para Race.

Cairo Runners take pride in their expansion. At the beginning of the initiative years ago, the participants were around 70, but the number of participants increased with the success of each event. Cairo Runners outreach has almost reached 500,000 on Facebook, the average numbers of runners per weekly run is around 3,000, while the participants in the annual half marathon exceed 7,000.

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