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    World's Largest Torch Relay
    World Harmony Run

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    1,000,000 Participants

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    100 countries
    Dreaming of Harmony

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    World Harmony Run Founder
    Sri Chinmoy

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    World Harmony Run Spokesman
    Carl Lewis

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    The All Blacks
    New Zealand

Italy 29 April: Foggia - Altamura

We started this morning in a school which did not have enough space for a big presentation, so we simply made two: one for the bigger kids and one for the smaller kids...

The country guessing-game (in which our team members talk in their own language and the kids have to guess where we are from...) was lots of fun: despite the incredible noise two kids could guess our two most difficult languages spoken in the team: Russian and Icelandic! The children had also made a great effort by preparing lots of banners and drawings about peace and harmony.

A run around the school ended our time with the older kids.

The smaller kids gave us a big welcome and we really enjoyed talking to them and telling them about the Run!

The next meeting place was Cerignola. A group of runners greeted us at the entrance to the city and accompanied us all the way to a meeting hall, where a multitude of children welcomed us with their prepared banners and drawings.

The mayor spoke and we all ran together for a couple of hundred meters. As usual the police closed the road and the kids took off like rockets! The teachers had a really hard time catching all of them again!

The part of Puglia we were running through for the last two days is famous for its approx. 350 sunshine days per year! The odds of two rainy days in a row are 1:592! As you can probably already guess, we hit the jackpot! As usual in the afternoon our very own cloud appeared and a few of our team members got totally soaked!

The highlight of the afternoon was an expedition onto a closed highway, which saved us at least 15 km! Its really great to run on an empty road from time to time; this one had 4 lanes just for us! We regarded this lucky surprise as compensation for running on a busy highway two days ago.

To enter the highway was easy enough, but leaving it turned into a major problem. To have our cars jump over fences is quite difficult! Luckily we escaped this trap by sneaking through a small hole previously made by other cars who had the same idea!

Back on track, we arrived on time in Altamura where a local running club joined us all the way to the city centre. The "assessore" (city representative for sports) received the torch and after an delicious evening meal with local friends we spent the night in a horse riding farm!

Distance: 145km

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