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50 soldiers, incl. 2 'superwoman' will cover the route in 5


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Fifty military Special Operations Command (MOE) of Rabasa headquarters, known as Green Berets, left yesterday to run the camino in relays from Alicante to Santiago in 5 days. The pilgrims will cover a hundred miles each day, day and night without interruption.
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chrisinvermont said:


Good question! The news is incomplete indeed.

The reason as stated by the military authorities:
''to commemorate the Ano Santo and combine the efforts of peregrination with military training''.

Over and out,


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Oh Sil (belatedly) - I think we saw them march by. I've forgotten where we were - just after Boente maybe... it was a strange but impressive juxtaposition with the camino.

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Santiago "Pilgrimage" and the military....rings a bell...

Ferdinand and Isabella would approve....

One nice thing is that as they will run day and night, they will not deprive less competitive pilgrims of a bed. And that's very good.

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