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  • Derric Hicks

The Running Movement

Twelve years ago, the notion of blocking the traffic in Sarajevo, making room for runners to take over the city for a few hours was unthinkable. A group of change makers believed in the idea of healthy living through running and started the organization called NGO Marathon Sarajevo to spread running as a lifestyle of those who take care of themselves and their community. From then, this initiative has turned into a movement challenging our beliefs and setting and achieving goals we never thought we could. Presently, the city-center of Sarajevo shuts down traffic 8 times a year for road races sponsored by NGO Marathon Sarajevo. As the passion for running grows, we see new running groups developing throughout the city bringing once-strangers together through a new common interest....running.

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