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25 Oct 2013

100 meter Race of Faith

It was held in Rome the event "100-meter race and faith."

Sunday, October 20th , on a Mondotrack that spanned across conciliation to Piazza San Pietro, was a morning celebration of faith and sport. On the occasion of the Year of Faith , the "100 meter race and faith" event was organized, which included , in a relay purely symbolic, speakers, families, seminarians, pontifical colleges , Vatican bodyguards and many pilgrims. With them, athletes took turns  and witnesses of faith in the world of sports: tennis player Mara Santangelo , the runner Ulderico Lambertucci , the Olympian Jason Gardener, the athletes of Special Olympics and Clericus Cup, samples Paralympic Brent Lakatos and Stefanie Reid along with the number one Italian Paralympic,  the Councillor for Sports of Rome, Luca Pancalli.  From 9 am to 12 am, more than a thousand participants in the relay ran the 100m track supplied by Mondo. Francis Pope greeted the participants and organizers of the event with these words: "Thank you for reminding us that the believer is an athlete of the spirit ! Thank you so much . "