Beirut Women's Marathon

Collection with 16 media items created by Transterra Editor

03 May 2014 04:00

May 4, 2014

Beirut, Lebanon

Women Run for Rights, Beirut Lebanon

"Run Forward, Enough Going Backwards" is the title of the women's marathon held on Sunday May 4, 2014, in downtown Beirut.

The event was organized by the Beirut Marathon Association (BMA), and sponsored by Lebanon's first Lady Wafaa Sleiman.

The 5 kilometer race started at 9:00 am.

Around 8000 multinational runners participated in 2 races. A 10KM race for women and special needs of ages 14+, and a 5KM race "Run For Causes" open to men, women and special needs of all ages.

According to BMA, the event planners, the idea was born out of the "Power of Sports" and the belief that the values of sports should be spread to all in order to activate a positive change in our world. The main goal of the race is Empowering Women through running.

The event ended at 11:00 am with the distribution medals for winners of all categories.

This was the second running of the women's race which was launched last year.

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Women Run for Rights, Beirut Lebanon
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04 May 2014

One of the contestants wearing Hijab, kneels and thanks God after crossing the finish line.

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04 May 2014

One of the contestants cools off by splashing water on herself in the 34 degrees Celsius heat.

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A group of contestants posing in the 10 KM women's challenge 2014.

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04 May 2014

A runner wearing Hijab is happy to cross the finish line in the 10 KM women's challenge.

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04 May 2014

Top Three winners of the 5 Km "Run for A Cause" contest pose on the winners platform.

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04 May 2014

Marathon winner Aregu Abbatte of Ethiopia stretches her arms in victory as she crosses the finish line.

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04 May 2014

Lebanon's first lady Mrs. Wafaa Sleiman, encouraging the contestants in the women's challenge.

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Contestants in the 10 KM women's challenge pose for a group photo.

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04 May 2014

Motorcycles were not part of the race but these women "bikers" showed up to support runners in the 10K challenge.

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04 May 2014

Race winner Aregu Abbatte of Ethiopia raises her arms and waves in victory.

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Women Run for Rights, Beirut Lebanon
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04 May 2014

The 5K race "Run For Causes" was open to men, women and special needs of all ages.

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Women Run for Rights, Beirut Lebanon
By Transterra Editor
04 May 2014

"Run Forward, Enough Going Backwards" was the title of the women's marathon held on Sunday May 4, 2014, in downtown Beirut. Around 8000 multinational runners participated.

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Women Run for Rights, Beirut Lebanon
By Transterra Editor
04 May 2014

The top three winners were Aregu Abbatte of Ethiopia who finished first with a time of 41:06, Sonia Hanna of Lebanon, second at 42:04 and Anastazia Houkayem of Lebanon, third at 42:53.

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Women Run for Rights, Beirut Lebanon
By Transterra Editor
04 May 2014

Around 8000 multinational runners participated in 2 races. A 10KM race for women and special needs of ages 14+, and a 5KM race "Run For Causes" open to men, women and special needs of all ages.

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Women Run for Rights, Beirut Lebanon
By Transterra Editor
04 May 2014

May Khalil, President of the Beirut Marathon Committee which organized the event, gives a high five to a race contestant.

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Women Run for Rights, Beirut Lebanon
By Transterra Editor
04 May 2014

Around 8000 multinational runners participated in 2 races. A 10K race for women and special needs of ages 14+, and a 5K "Run For Causes" open to men, women and special needs of all ages.