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Jamaica’s Reggae Marathon

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Starting at 5:15 in the morning to beat the heat and the humidity the Marathon starts in almost total darkness.  Torches light the rout near the start and finish which is also the mid way pout in  a 2 lap race.  Following the race runners cooled off in the ocean and sometimes didn’t bother taking their shoes off.

Attended by 1500 runners from 34 countries the Reggae Marathon does two laps up the coast of Negril in Jamaica.  Swiss Ruuner Melina Frei won the women’s half , pictured surrounded by cameras.