These women weren’t allowed to run the Tehran marathon. So they risked arrest to complete their own race instead

These women weren't allowed to run the Tehran marathon. So they risked arrest to complete their own race instead

A group of female runners who were told at the last minute they could not take part in the Tehran marathon risked being arrested and detained by Iran’s strict religious authorities in order to stage their own race instead. Around 160 women out of a total of 600 runners had registered to compete in Friday’s first ever ‘TehRUN’, a 26 mile (42 kilometre) race around the Iranian capital, including dozens of foreigners.

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