ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) - The Kurdistan Region held the seventh Erbil International Marathon on Friday, with thousands of people participating in the event.
Sponsored by Kurdistan 24, over 4,000 people from different ages, genders, and nationalities ran in three separate races.
There was a 4 km, a 12 km, and a 42 km race, all launched in the early morning in light and dusty weather.
The first Erbil International Marathon was held in 2011, with over 1,500 people participating, including foreign citizens who traveled the world to run in one of the world’s oldest cities.
Editing by John J. Catherine