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EuroGames return with world first LGBTQ Ultra Marathon
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EuroGames return with world first LGBTQ Ultra Marathon

CREATED ON // Saturday, 21 March 2015 Author // Andrew Shaw

The EuroGames, the European Gay and Lesbian Championships, return to Stockholm, Sweden, this August with the world’s first LGBTQ Ultra Marathon. 

The world’s largest pro-LGBT sporting competition, this year will see more than 6,000 athletes compete across 30 events, according to Out Traveller.

Arranged in conjunction with the Stockholm Marathon Committee, the 50km /31 mile event will be the first in the world specifically geared towards LGBT competitors, although all events are open to everybody. Planners also say it will highlight what a great running city the Swedish capital is.

“We are extremely happy that the world’s first ever LGBTQ Ultra Marathon will take place in beautiful Stockholm, home of world famous Stockholm Marathon,” said Jakob Jansson, president EuroGames Stockholm 2015.

“This will be a run for human rights, gender and sexual equality where anyone regardless of gender, sexuality and nationality will be able to run ‘the extra mile’ in our male, female or gender neutral class.”

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Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw is editor of QP [queensland pride magazine].

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