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Color Run transforms the City of Lights

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 00:53

April 14 - Runners are pelted with colored powder in the first annual ''Color Run'' in Paris. Sharon Reich reports.

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Thousands race through the streets of Paris leaving plumes of brightly-colored dust behind in France's first Color Run. Most of the participants in the five-kilometre race start the event wearing white - and get progressively dirtier as they're doused with dye at checkpoints along the River Seine. The first Color Run took place in the United States in 2012 but since, they've been held in more than 30 countries from Argentina and the UAE to Japan. While fitness is a plus, this race isn't about competition as this runner points out. SOUNDBITE: Runner named Lesley saying (English): "It's amazing. We're all good, we're all together, we're running, we're having fun. We're eating candy. It's fun!" And happy. By the looks of the after party, these rainbow colored racers aren't nearly ready to bite the dust.

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Color Run transforms the City of Lights

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 00:53