Race for 153 years since the beginning of the War of Independence

Convened by the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER) and with the technical support of the Marabana/Maracuba Project, the event was being held virtually and with the well-known regulations in force due to COVID-19.

Carlos Gattorno, director of the aforementioned project, told the Cuban News Agency via telephone that this is the 21st edition of the virtual races, since the first cases of the pandemic were detected in the country in March 2020.

He added that as is traditional, this Sunday’s event also saluted World Food Day, which is celebrated on October 16 every year, proclaimed in 1979 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The race for October 10, which was sponsored by FAO, begun and 8 a.m. and ended at 6 p.m. local time.


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