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Dzurinda joins London marathon

PRIME Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda announced that he was going to run the 18th marathon in his life in London on April 13, making him the first prime minister to take part in the race.

Dzurinda, 48, is well known for his long distance running and even took part in the November 2001 marathon in New York that was dedicated to the victims of September 11 terror attacks in the US.

"In 2001, after September 11, I wanted to show our sympathy for Americans by running the New York [marathon], and my motives are similar now towards Great Britain. Slovakia has participated in the international coalition and I will run in Britain because that country has taken over part of the responsibility for what is happening in the world," Dzurinda said.

Dzurinda said he respected "the responsible attitude of British Prime Minister Tony Blair" during the conflict and said he was going to meet his British counterpart at 10, Downing Street, on Monday April 14.

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