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Running though the Norwegian capital. The largest event dedicated to all running fans is on. Fokus Bank’s Oslo Marathon runs this weekend, starting and finishing near Akershus fortress with four distances to overcome. This is the 29th year the popular annual marathon has been arranged, the first one taking place in 1981, with an expected 16,000 competitors from many countries this year. A separate class for disabled people has also been arranged for the first time in the marathon’s history as part of a part of a pilot project. Arrangers have invited the blind and visually impaired too. More than 16 000 runners of various nationalities are participating this year alone on the route through the main streets of the city.

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Running though the Norwegian capital

Published on Saturday, 25th September, 2010 at 13:10 under the news category, by Inez Dawczyk.

The largest event dedicated to all running fans is on. Fokus Bank’s Oslo Marathon runs this weekend, starting and finishing near Akershus fortress with four distances to overcome.

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This is the 29th year the popular annual marathon has been arranged, the first one taking place in 1981, with an expected 16,000 competitors from many countries this year.

A separate class for disabled people has also been arranged for the first time in the marathon’s history as part of a part of a pilot project. Arrangers have invited the blind and visually impaired too.

More than 16 000 runners of various nationalities are participating this year alone on the route through the main streets of the city.

For those who do not feel up to running the full distance of just over 42 kilometres, organizers have prepared shorter sections. You can choose to run 3km, 10km, and even a 'half marathon’.

If you missed the morning’s three kilometre race, you can still post-register for the marathon on the website today.



Published on Saturday, 25th September, 2010 at 13:10 under the news category, by Inez Dawczyk.

This post has the following tags: oslo, marathon, fokus, bank, running, event, competition, akershus, fortress.





  
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