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General News 17 April

Thousand run in Belgrade fun run

Thousands in Belgrade fun run
Julijana Mojsilovic (Reuters)

Belgrade, April 17  - Thousands of people braved drenching rain to run a marathon and five km "fun run" on Saturday in Belgrade.

Some 10,000 people ran the short course through rainswept Belgrade streets.

Forty-seven athletes from abroad, including two Germans and American Zane Branson, one of the marathon's co-ordinators, raced the 42-km (26-mile) marathon.

At the start of the "fun run", Frano Mihalic, the only Yugoslav ever to win a marathon Olympic medal, set 500 pigeons free.