ALL ABOUT THE MAG­I­CAL FLAME

Cape Times - - SPORT -

The Cape Town Marathon will start on Sun­day with a “Torch of Peace” car­ried by race am­bas­sador, Elana Meyer, and com­mem­o­rat­ing the flame lit by Nel­son Man­dela in 2004 in the court­yard of the Robben Is­land Prison. The Man­dela torch started the Olympic re­lay which ended in the open­ing of the 2004 Games in Athens. Man­dela him­self once said: “Man’s good­ness is a flame that can be hid­den but never ex­tin­guished”, recog­nis­ing the flame’s sym­bol­ism of ra­di­ance, love, re­silience, peace and de­fi­ance.

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