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Run Jordan organises memorial run for Nina Brekelmans

By JT - Jun 14,2015 - Last updated at Jun 14,2015

AMMAN — Run Jordan organised a special run in memory of American runner Nina Brekelmans who passed away in a tragic accident on June 3 in the United States, according to a statement from organisers.

Brekelmans won the 2014 Dead Sea Ultra Marathon 21km race and was one of the first five winners in the 2014 Amman Marathon.

She also volunteered with Run Jordan and helped launch the Junior Runners Programme in 2014. As a tribute to her highly motivated spirit and achievements with the society, Run Jordan’s family, team members and many local runners who participated in these races with Nina, came together to honour her love for running at the Sports City running track.

“We were very saddened with the news of Nina’s death, and to remember her motivated, helpful and giving spirit we decided that the best thing would be to honour her with the one thing that she loved most, running,” said Lina Kurd, Run Jordan general manager.

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