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Sócrates runs for the disabled

PRIME MINISTER José Sócrates was among the 13,000 participants running in the Unir Para Sorrir (Unite to Smile) relay marathon to raise money for the disabled last Saturday (September 16).

Among the many public figures and celebrities who took part was the Porto Câmara president Rui Rio, as well as former long distance runner, Rosa Mota.

The prime minister set off from São Bento train station in Porto and ran six kilometres to Afurada, in Gaia, which constituted the first leg of the Porto to Lisbon relay marathon. From there, other runners set off for the second stage, until all 32 stages were completed with the final leg runners arriving at Torre de Belém in Lisbon on the following evening.