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Peace Run participants head to Zamiin-Uud

By B.TUNGALAG

Mongolian athletes, participating in the Peace Run worldwide run for peace, headed to Zamiin-Uud from Ulaanbaatar on September 10.

The torch of the Asia-Pacific region’s Peace Run came to Mongolia from Ulaan-Ude, Russia on September 3. The torch passed through Khiagt, Selenge, Darkhan-Uul, Orkhon, Tuv, Govisumber and Dornogovi provinces. It will be passed on to China on September 15 at Zamiin-Uud.
The international run for peace will cross 140 countries and over 49,000 kilometers. After traveling 19,000 kilometers through the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the run is now crossing Mongolia.
The Peace Run is a global relay run promoting international friendship and understanding, founded by Sri Chinmoy in 1987.
The Liberty Torch Run, a relay to mark America’s bicentennial in 1976, was the forerunner to this race. A team of international runners carried the torch as a symbol of friendship. The team currently includes runners from more than 100 countries.

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