Lebanese women ‘run forward’ for their rights in Beirut marathon

Al Arabiya News – Wednesday, 07 May 2014 (originally published 05 May)

Women Marathon
This is the second year the women’s marathon has taken place in Beirut. Image: Al Arabiya

Crowds lined the streets of Beirut as a women’s marathon snaked its way through the city this week.

Women from all walks of life – the handicapped, the young and the elderly – participated in the event aimed at empowering women through sports and geared towards reminding women that health is vital.

A number of men also joined in the campaign which ran under the slogan “Run forward, there is no going back” . . .

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