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Refugees compete in Dead2Red Relay Running Race in Jordan

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Updated: 09:41 GMT, Mar 31, 2018 | Published: 09:40 GMT, Mar 31, 2018 |
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Refugees competed for the first time in the recent Dead2Red Relay Running Race, an annual marathon relay event, in Jordan.

The race started near the Dead Sea, the lowest place on the Earth’s surface at nearly 500 meters below sea level. The route passed through “Wadi Rum”, known as the Valley of the Moon, as well as Petra, or the Rose City, in southern Jordan, before finishing at Aqaba, a coastal city by the Red Sea.

Teams of runners were given 24 hours to complete the grueling 242 km long route. A total of 427 runners competed in the race, including one team comprised of refugees.

The refugee team was a young one with participants between the ages of 20 and 24. Moreover, it was a mixed gender team of six females and four males. Eight of the team members were from Syria, while one was from Iraqi and another from Sudan.

“I enjoyed this marathon very much because I love this sport. This is a new [experience]. It is my first time to run a marathon. We come from different countries yet we are like a family,” said Ram Raad, the Iraqi refugee who ran in the race.

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