May El-Khalil

Making peace is a marathon

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In Lebanon there is one gunshot a year that isn’t part of a scene of routine violence: The opening sound of the Beirut International Marathon. In a moving talk, marathon founder May El-Khalil explains why she believed a 26.2-mile running event could bring together a country divided for decades by politics and religion, even if for one day a year.

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May El-Khalil · Founder of the Beirut Marathon

The Beirut Marathon is the largest running event in the Middle East. May El-Khalil founded it as an instrument of peace.

The Beirut Marathon is the largest running event in the Middle East. May El-Khalil founded it as an instrument of peace.