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German politicians run in support of fight against osteoporosis Special

Posted May 5, 2010 by Riccardo Valsecchi
A total of 440 representatives and employers of the German parliament participated in the 11th Edititon Berlin Bundestag Bundeslauf in Berlin today.
Bundestag Bundeslauf: the 2010 race
Bundestag Bundeslauf: the 2010 race
The runners included elected politicians and prominent doctors. The event slogan was "Running against Osteoporosis."
The goal of the event was to draw attention to a disease doctors know little about, a disease that is often diagnosed when it's too late.
The most prominent athlete was Bundestag Vice-President Petra Pau, who opted for the 3.6-km Nordic walking distance. More well-trained politicians ran 7.2 km.
The starting signal was given by the Bundestag President, Wolfgang Thierse.
For once, politicians from left to right worked together on a single cause, in spite of differing political views.
Bundestag Bundeslauf: the 2010 race
Bundestag Bundeslauf: the 2010 race
Bundestag Bundeslauf: the 2010 race
Bundestag Bundeslauf: the 2010 race
Bundestag Bundeslauf: the 2010 race
Bundestag Bundeslauf: the 2010 race