More than 600 people turned up to Rabat’s Boulevard et Esplanade du Stade Omnisports to take part in the final African leg of IAAF Run 24-1.
Underlining the continent’s passion for running, this was the fifth IAAF Run 24-1 event held in Africa.
Incredible scenes in Morocco as over 1,000 people toe the line in Rabat to run their #FirstMile pic.twitter.com/I5ndzpfT2u
— IAAF (@iaaforg) June 2, 2019
Two-time world 400m hurdles champion Nezha Bidouane and 2012 world indoor 1500m champion Abdelaati Iguider, the city captain, were in the Moroccan capital, joining hundreds of locals as many ran their #FirstMile.
“I feel excited and lucky to be a part of this global event,” commented one of the participants. “One mile is the perfect distance because anyone of any age can run it in any conditions.”
Rabat, host of the annual IAAF Diamond League meeting, is one of seven cities to have staged an IAAF Run 24-1 event in both 2018 and 2019.