Runner Ali Wehbe stands at the start line in Beirut, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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BEIRUT: Ali Wehbe, better known as the Lebanese Desert Runner for running in the harshest conditions across the globe, began his latest challenge last week: to run 12 marathons in 12 days.Wehbe, who works as an ICT consultant in Lebanon and holds French citizenship, will be running a total of 700 kilometers and is expected to arrive at Zeitouneh Bay, also his point of departure, at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday April 13 .In the Chouf town of Beiteddine, there were 300 .Wehbe runs an average of 40-50 kilometers per day, but will sometimes run more depending on the terrain he is covering.The run, sponsored by BankMed and Alfa, one of Lebanon's mobile phone operators, kicked off in Beirut's Zeitouneh Bay on April 2 as Wehbe made his way towards Jbeil.The Red Cross managed to conduct some tests while Wehbe was still running, and he persevered in spite of his physical and mental exhaustion, saying that he felt rejuvenated and ready to run again the very next day.
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