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Volume 6 No. 212
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Event Notes: Fourth Kiev Marathon In Ukraine Attracts 2,000 Runners

The 4th Kiev Int'l Marathon in the Ukraine attracted a record 2,000 participants Sunday, "becoming one of the biggest events of its kind in Eastern Europe." Before the race, "runners observed a minute of silence" to remember and honor the victims of the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings (XINHUA, 4/29). ... Sijuta Promotion, which presented the WBA junior middleweight championship at the Orient Theatre on Sept. 30, will organize the WBA int'l women's junior welter and junior featherweight title fights at "the famous East London venue" (SOWETAN LIVE, 4/29). ... Pakistan and the UAE "are to play a charity football match" to raise money for the girls’ education fund set up by teenage campaigner Malala Yousafzai, "who was shot" by the Taliban (AFP, 4/30).