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The FILIPINO RUNNERS UAE
Dubai

Filipino Runners UAE

The FILIPINO RUNNERS UAE

The Filipino Runners-UAE in partnership with Migrante International-UAE will run at the Dubai International Marathon on 21 January 2011. They have committed to run an approximate total of 700 kms. All the funds that will be collected from this activity will be directed for the livelihood, training and repatriation program of distressed OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers). photo by:rosspisvena

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Tags: filipino runners aue; runners; marathon; burj al arab; photosynthesis; full circle
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