Dominican Ron Stevens has participated in the first ever European Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series held in Madrid, Spain.
Stevens hails from the village of Giraudel.
The event which took place last Sunday is the first of its kind outside the US, where the marathon has its roots.
The series began in 1998 with the idea of making running fun but it has transformed the US running landscape entirely by infusing music with running.
With music and party-like atmosphere along every mile of the course long distance running became approachable and more and more people participated in something they had never dreamed they could do – run a marathon.
According to organizers the charity aspect of the event has raised more than $235 million dollars raised for participating charities.
Over 500,000 people take part in the event in 26 North American cities each year.
Organizers say taking the marathon to Madrid is the first step in making it a global event.
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