AP Picture taken from WeAreLebanon

Over 33,000 runners defied today the bad weather to take part in the 9th edition of 2012 Beirut Marathon. Ethiopian runner Kadir Pecaro won the 42.195 Km race while “Hussein Awada was the first Lebanese to finish the same race with a time of 2 hours and 28 minutes” [Naharnet].

Picture taken from WeAreLebanon

Picture from the DailyStar: British ambassador Tom Fletcher participating in the marathon

Picture from the DailyStar: 150 political, diplomatic, media, and social figures, including first lady Wafaa Suleiman attended the event.

Picture from BeirutMarathon: Ethiopian participants cheering.

Picture from BeirutMarathon: 42k special needs race at the starting line.

Edward Maalouf always up for the challenge

Red Cross volunteers joining the race

Beirut Marathon association provided rain coats at cheap prices for all participants

For more pictures, you can check out BeirutMarathon [Facebook page] and [Website] and The DailyStar [Website].