Thousands of Star Wars fans race in Brazil

Thousands of Star Wars fans race in Brazil

Thousands of Star Wars fans race in Brazil

Written by Staff Writer

30 Nov, 2015 | 11:56 am

Thousands of Star Wars fans ran a seven-kilometer (4.3 miles) night race in Brazil’s business capital Sao Paulo on Saturday (November 28) gathering Princess Leias and Darth Vaders from all parts of the country.

The runners could choose between competing for the dark side of the Force or the Jedi Order, represented by black and white shirts handed out by organizers.

The more enthusiastic fans wore costumes and held lightsabers as they trotted down one of the city’s main roads which closed for the event.

This is the second edition of the Star Wars-themed run in Brazil.

Among the Darth Vaders, Luke Skywalkers and Princess Leias, the force was strongest with Zenaide Vieira and Andre Alberi, who both won medals after crossing the finish line in less than 25 minutes.

Flavio Roberto, a 32-year-old triathlon competitor and fan of the George Lucas saga, was excited to be able to run as Darth Vader.

“Star Wars,” created by filmmaker George Lucas, has grossed more than $4.4 billion globally since 1977 with six films.

The saga’s new film “The Force Awakens” will open in theaters on December 17, being the first of three new “Star Wars” movies being produced by Disney since it purchased the Lucasfilm franchise in 2012 for $4.05 billion.

The film is expected to gross about $2 billion globally on its opening weekend according to its distributors.

Source -Reuters

Picture Courtesy : Getty Images 

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