Crowds lined the streets of Beirut as a women’s marathon snaked its way through the city this week.
Women from all walks of life – the handicapped, the young and the elderly – participated in the event aimed at empowering women through sports and geared towards reminding women that health is vital.
A number of men also joined in the campaign which ran under the slogan “Run forward, there is no going back.”
“We are doing this, to increase awareness that there is no difference between a man and a woman. This marathon is to highlight this issue,” said one of the organizers to Al Arabiya News Channel.