Parakou Marathon

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We recently took a vacation to northern Benin, Togo and Ghana. Our first stop was Parakou, Benin, for the Parakou Marathon. Adam finished the marathon—his first one—in 3:24:23, placing seventh overall! I had planned on running the half-marathon, but I twisted my ankle a couple days before, so instead I provided support and took photos.

A couple dozen volunteers and two visiting parents participated in the 10K, half-marathon or full-marathon.

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The most interesting runner(s). I think they did 10K with this thing on!

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This percussion and dance group performed at the finish line as the runners came in.

Some of our folks after finishing:

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