Brazilian Jungle Marathon – level 1
This news is about a marathon. It is very hard. It takes place in a jungle. It is very hot and humid there. There are dangerous animals there, like jaguars.
Sixty-five runners start the marathon. They are from 17 different countries. Only 26 people finish the marathon. The marathon is 275 kilometres long. A man from Guadeloupe wins.
Difficult words: take place (happen), humid (when the air/weather is humid, there is a lot of water in the air), jaguar (an animal which looks like a big cat).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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