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Thousands Turn Out For Rome Hunger Run

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Runners, joggers and walkers of all ages streamed through the streets of Rome on Sunday during the annual Hunger Run organized by the three UN agencies based in the city.

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Italian long-jump champion Andrew Howe was also present at the event to show his support and cheer on the runners.

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Along the way, runners passed by many of Rome's most famous monuments, from the Roman Forum to the Colosseum. Copyright:WFP/Giulio D'Adamo

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The event drew both serious racers taking part in the competetive 10K to supporters and their families, including many WFP staff

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The Rome Hunger Run takes places around the time of World Food Day, and serves to raise awareness about the work of the UN food agencies, which are all based in Rome

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Elias Embaye, winner of the men's competetive 10K, and Annalisa Gabriele, winner of the women's competetive 10K, were first across the finish line.

Runners, joggers and walkers of all ages streamed through the streets of Rome on Sunday during the annual Hunger Run organized by the three UN agencies based in the city. This is the eighth edition of the event, which this year brought around 3,000 runners and supporters into the streets of Rome.