Marathon legend de Castella to attend Dili Marathon

Robert de CastellaFormer world champion marathon runner, Robert de Castella, today accepted an invitation by Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta to attend his country’s first international running event, the Dili ‘City of Peace Marathon’, to be held on Sunday 20 June this year.
Mr de Castella, winner of the 1983 World Championships, has enjoyed a successful career both on and off the track, contributing to the development of athletics and distance running. In a written testimonial, he spoke positively of the benefits of the initiative; “Hosting a marathon provides opportunities for residents and visitors to join together; promote health and fitness;