Middle East
Gaza hosts first-ever marathon
The event was organised by UNRWA as a fundraiser to fund its summer camps for Gazan children.
Last Modified: 06 May 2011 00:01

Around 1,500 people, including hundreds of school children, have taken part in the Gaza Strip's first-ever marathon.

Organised by UNRWA, the event has raised more than $1 million in sponsorship, which will go towards its Summer Games programme for Gazan children, the agency's spokesman Chris Gunness said.

Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnson reports from Gaza.

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