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A 230-mile, seven-day trek for 10 runners is set to end at Eiffel Tower in Paris on Friday

Posted: Monday, December 3, 2012 10:00 am | Updated: 10:44 am, Fri Dec 7, 2012.

A historical milestone is meshing seamlessly with long-distance running this week for 10 international runners, who began a 230-mile, seven-day trek in Moscow, Texas, on Saturday and will end it at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Friday.

It’s all part of the Napoleon Ultra, a brainchild of Austin resident Russell Secker, who designed the run to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of the French invasion of Russia in 1812. French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte guided 500,000 men to Moscow in 1812. Only 27,000 of them survived the war and Napoleon returned to his post in Paris, France once it ended.

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