The wife of Paraguay’s ambassador to Turkey on Sunday became the first person from her country to take part in the Vodafone 41st Istanbul Marathon.

Celestina Diaz de Valdez, the wife of Ambassador Ceferino Adrian Valdez Peralta Valdez, joined the 15-kilometer leg of the race, sponsored by telecommunications conglomerate Vodafone with the motto “Istanbul is yours. Don’t stop, run!”

Speaking to Anadolu Agency after the run in the Turkish metropolis, Valdez said that it was a “wonderful” feeling to cross from Asia to Europe.

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