Syria al-Salam Marathon kicks off in different provinces

Provinces, SANA – Syria al-Salam (Peace) Marathon kicked off simultaneously in the cities of Lattakia, Tartous, Aleppo, Homs, Sweida and Hama with wide participation of youth, athletes, artists and media personalities.

The event is held by the General Sports Federation in cooperation with Syriatel Company marking the International Day of Peace, that is observed around the world on 21 September each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace.

At the end of the Marathon in the provinces, a marathon was held in Damascus city in the afternoon, beginning at al-Jala’a sports complex on the Mazzeh highway and ending at Umayyad Square, with the marathon seeing considerable participation from many segments of society along with artists and athletes.

In the same context, the General Sports Federation organized a cycling event for peace with the participation of 200 cyclists who set off from near the Umayyad Mosque, touring Damascus streets and ancient souks, crossing 8 kilometers before winding down in the Umayyad Square.

Rasha Raslan

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