Khalil: “When you are genuine, people stop looking at you as a figure, whether a male or a female.” (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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However, Khalil's optimism fades when she acknowledges the gaping gender gap in Lebanon.According to Khalil, this year marks perhaps the first time in Lebanese history where awareness about women's rights made gains across society.It is hard to imagine how Khalil bounced back, and with so much vigor. Launching and heading the Beirut Marathon was no easy task either, but Khalil claims that being a woman did not hinder her efforts.The Beirut Marathon is launching its second women's race on May 4 . This year, men will be allowed to take part in the 5-kilometer race, but only if they wear pink T-shirts, Khalil explained with a chuckle. A mother of four, Khalil said that family has a large influence on how children are raised, particularly young girls, and both parents should do their part.In a final message to young Lebanese women, Khalil said it was important they realize that they have a role to play in society, and are, in fact, its "future leaders".
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