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In Pictures: Beirut Marathon 2014

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Over 37,000 participated in the 2014 edition of the Beirut Marathon and the atmosphere was amazing just like every year. I took part in the 10k fun run and finished the race in 1 hour and 18 minutes which is a decent time but not what I am aiming for. My brother finished the race in 57 minutes and I am hoping to beat him next year.

Here are some of the pictures I took and few selected ones from the Beirut Marathon Facebook Page.

20141109_083200 At the gathering spot for the 10k fun run

20141109_083317 Blue Balloons and Clear Blue Skies

20141109_083649 Lush offering free hugs

20141109_083606 A smart way to keep children away from your stand


20141109_084627 Mercedes having a great weekend in Beirut and in Brazil (F1)

20141109_084845 An event for all the Lebanese










blind peace runner

roads for life HMA Tom Fletcher Running for Roads for Life

20141109_101821 My brother and I at the finish line

Ethiopian Olympic Champion Haile Gebrselassie Is Here For The Beirut Marathon

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Haile Gebrselassie arrived to Beirut yesterday and performed a training run earlier today with this year’s peace runners, but I don’t think he will be running the Beirut Marathon tomorrow though. Gebrselassie is a true legend in the long-distance tracks and has won numerous Marathon races. Here’s what he said to LBCI about the marathon and running for peace.

See you all tomorrow at the Beirut Marathon!


Lebanese-Brazilian GP2 Driver Felipe Nasr Will Drive For F1 Sauber In 2015

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I’ve already posted on several occasions about Felipe. He was quite impressive in GP2 earlier this year, drove for Williams at the Bahrain F1 GP and has been confirmed as one of Sauber’s drivers for the year 2015.

This is a great achievement for Felipe, now he has to impress in F1 and hopefully move to one of the top teams one day.

Sauber have announced that Brazil’s Felipe Nasr will drive for them in 2015, joining fellow new recruit Marcus Ericsson.
The signings mean that current drivers Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutierez will leave Sauber at the end of the season.
Nasr, 22, has been a test and reserve driver for Williams this year while also participating in the GP2 series.
“This is an unforgettable moment that I owe to all of those who have supported me,” said Nasr.


World Cup 2018 Logo Unveiled

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The 2018 World Cup will take place in Russia and the logo is supposed to represent Russia‚Äôs heart & soul. I think it looks great specially when compared to the previous two World Cups logos. Now let’s wait and see what Qatar comes up with in few years time, assuming FIFA will allow them to still host the World Cup.



Run For Sarah el Khatib At The Beirut Marathon

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The Beirut Marathon Association has opened two extra days for registration for an exceptionally awesome lady, Sarah el Khatib. Sarah was at TEDxLAU this year and delivered an inspiring talk on her fight with cancer, before she died two weeks later. I will be at the Beirut Marathon this year just like every year, and I will be running for Sarah.

For those who missed the deadline and still want to register, here’s a [link] to do so.

For those who missed Sarah’s talk, check it out: