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07 June 2021, 10am

Runners will wear special bib in remembrance of 14 killed in cable car accident

Lago Maggiore honours disaster victims

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Just as the Covid situation had improved enough to stage the XIII Lago Maggiore Half Marathon and 10km scheduled for 19 June (www.LMHM.it), another disaster befell the small town of Stresa which hosts the start of the event.

On 23 May a cable car running from Stresa to the summit of the nearby mountain Mottarone crashed to the ground when a cable snapped about 100m from the summit. The cable car fell into the wooded slopes below, killing 14 people and seriously injuring one child.

In the Half Marathon on 19 June all participants will have a heart with the number 14 inside on their running bib. Race director Paolo Ottone said: “Together we will make our best efforts to get over Covid and also this tragedy. Sport is for sure one of the best ways to do so.”

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