lisboa: mini marathon and mini shorts

Posted on March 26, 2006

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by o mundo de claudia 

Watch the ad that inspired the look of the men in mini shorts above. They are spoofing the sculptural woman who appears in the bottled gas commercial, the current Portuguese obsession….

The Kenyan Lel won the city’s 16th Half Marathon. But much more interesting was the mini-marathon (7 km long) where just about everyone participates. You can see whole families strolling along the Golden-Gate-like bridge, grandmother’s to toddlers. In fact that’s about the only reason to participate on this event since pedestrians aren’t usually allowed on the bridge which is a great place to have a good view of the city. It’s also a minor tradition to dress outrageously so that the cameramen notice you and you can wave to mom.

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