In Lebanon there is one gunshot a year that isn’t part of a scene of routine violence: The opening sound of the Beirut International Marathon. In a moving talk, marathon founder May El-Khalil explains why she believed a 26.2-mile running event could bring together a country divided for decades by politics and religion, even if for one day a year.
The Beirut Marathon is the largest running event in the Middle East. May El-Khalil founded it as an instrument of peace.
Check out this video to watch this amazing Ted Talk by May El-Khalil!