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Hungarian running 50 marathons in 50 days
一名匈牙利人五十天跑五十場馬拉松

Hungarian ultramarathonist Norman Varga departs from downtown Budapest, Hungary on June 2.
匈牙利超級馬拉松選手諾曼.瓦嘉六月二日從匈牙利布達佩斯市中心起跑。

Photo: EPA
照片:歐新社

Hungarian Norman Varga has begun a quest to run the length of 50 marathons in 50 days and arrive in London in time for the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games.

Varga is a 25-year-old former cage fighter who is not new to pain and suffering. At 16, he nearly lost his arm when he was pushed under a tram.

He will cover 1,996km from Budapest to London to draw attention to the importance of supporting young people.

Varga runs a foundation in his native Budapest district of Csepel dedicated to helping youth develop a healthy lifestyle and support their goals in education, science and art.

Varga’s journey began on June 2. It will take him to Slovakia, Austria, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands before reaching London on July 27.

(AP)

匈牙利人諾曼.瓦嘉已展開五十天跑五十場馬拉松路程,並期望能及時抵達倫敦參加奧運開幕典禮任務的追求。

瓦嘉是二十五歲的前獸籠格鬥士,他對疼痛與痛苦並不陌生。十六歲時,他被推入電車下,差點喪失手臂。

他將從布達佩斯到倫敦路跑一九九六公里,以引起世人注意到支持年輕人的重要性。

瓦嘉在故鄉布達佩斯的卻貝爾區經營一個基金會,致力協助年輕人發展健康的生活方式,並支持他們達成教育、科學與藝術的目標。

瓦嘉的行程從六月二日展開。在七月二十七日抵達倫敦前,他將跑過斯洛伐克、奧地利、德國、法國、盧森堡、比利時與荷蘭。

(美聯社/翻譯:魏國金)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. quest n.

追求 (zhui1 qiu2)

例: They have begun their quest for truth.

(他們開始踏上對真理的追求。)

2. new to adj. phr.

對…不熟悉 (dui4 … bu4 shou2 xi1)

例: I am new to this game.

(我對這遊戲不熟悉。)

3. draw attention to / v. phr.

引起注意 (yin2 qi3 zhu4 yi4)

例: They used the performance to draw attention

to the issue of non-nuclear power.

(他們利用表演來引起對反核電議題的關注。)


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