A large marathon run is taking place in Baku today. The marathon is being organised by the Heidar Aliev Foundation
The course of the marathon covers a distance of 21 kilometers from its start point at the National Flag Square to the finish line at the Baku Olympic Stadium.
The marathon started at 10.00 am local time (06.00 GMT) and runners have a maximum of 4.5 hours to run the distance of 21 kilometers.
The main goal of the Baku Marathon 2017 is to assist the development of sports in Azerbaijan, promote healthy lifestyle, especially, among the youth, and bring them together for a good cause.
The funds received from the Baku Marathon 2017 will be spent on the Heydar Aliyev Foundation's project for children in need.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: Participants at the start of the Baku Marathon being held on Sunday, 30 April 2017
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