World Harmony Run in Mongolia

15:22, May 25, 2010      

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Having covered thousands of kilometers through Japan, South Korea and China, the World Harmony Run Torch arrived in Mongolia.

President Ts. Elbegdorj met with the runners P. Kalagian of the United States and a Russian athlete L. Peyukalova and N.Tsogtbaatar who is a head of the Committee to organize the run in Mongolia and the members of the Committee.

The World Harmony Run is held annually in the 5 main continents of America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

Many athletes from all over the world joined together on this run seeking to strengthen international friendship and understanding. As a symbol of harmony, runners carry a flaming torch, passing it from hand to hand traveling through over 100 nations around the globe.

The Asian part of the marathon began on April 24, 2010 in Hiroshima, Japan, and continued 700km in Japan, 450km in South Korea and about a 1000km in China, thus reaching Mongolia on May 15 at port Khavirga in Dornod province. The border staffs welcomed the 36 international runners and they planted peace trees on the border.

The marathon brings together athletes from the USA, Russian Federation and Mongolia, who plan to run 2600km from eastern Mongolia to Mongolian western borders to reach the Tsagaannuur port of Bayan-Ulgii province on June 7, further heading to Gorno-Altaisk city of the Russian Federation. Then the torch of the run will be handed to the Russian athletes and finally culminate in Moscow on September 27.



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