May El-Khalil

Residence: 
Lebanon

The story of May El-Khalil is an inspiration for those who believe in the power of sport. She was in hospital in Beirut in 2001 after a near fatal road accident wondering when or if she would be able to walk again, when the idea came to her that she should create a marathon in the heart of a city that had suffered so much over so many years as different communities fought against each other, religious factions fought against each other and which powerful neighbouring states used as a battleground.

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