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| 4/24/2009 12:00:00 AM

The Last Word: The TA marathon and the pursuit of wellness

Apr 24 -- Every Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., much of the Colombian capital of Bogota is transformed from a bustling metropolis into a massive sporting venue.

Dozens of roads are closed off to traffic, allowing runners, cyclists and rollerbladers the use of the full width of the streets where they can enjoy exercising without having to worry about dodging vehicles.

Large stages are also set up on many street corners where qualified instructors lead members of the public in aerobics and yoga lessons.

The weekly event, known as Ciclovia, is a sight to see - thousands of people take advantage, filling the streets and creating an intensely positive vibe in a country which is unfortunately known more for its drug trade and terrorism than its sporting endeavors.

Read more here.
 
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