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Ran for the Sahrawi refugees
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2nd of March 2008, a semi-marathon was arranged in Fjaler, north of Bergen, in solidarity with the Sahrawi refugees.
Published: 10.03 - 2008 22:34Printer version    
Winner of the semi-marathon was Erik Fendik from Slovakia, running on 1h 28min. Best female runner was Lisa Bjerke from Sweden.

The annual event is arranged by United World Colleges in Fjaler, Norway, in solidarity with the Sahrawi refugees from Western Sahara.

See more pictures and the result list here.

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Winner, Erik Fendik, Slovakia.

    




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Since 1975, three quarters of the territory of Western Sahara has been occupied by Morocco. A majority of the population is still living in refugee camps in Algeria. Those who remained in their homeland are subjected to serious harassment from the Moroccan occupiers. For more than 40 years the Sahrawis have been waiting for the fullfilment of their legitimate right to self-determination.

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