Palestinians activists, Right to Movement, run in Beirut Marathon, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Right to Movement)
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For a group of Palestinian runners in the Beirut Marathon, Sunday's race was about more than reaching the finish line. As part of an organization called Right to Movement, 13 runners from across the Palestinian occupied territories came together in Beirut. The team's best time was posted by Ibrahim Abu Sara who ran the 42-kilometer race in 3 hours, 12 minutes. The runners also aim to raise awareness surrounding gender equality in Palestine.Right to Movement have had a team of runners at numerous marathons around the world, including the U.S., Denmark and Ireland. They also organize weekly events throughout Palestine to get more involved in the sport. Right to Movement has also organized other projects centered on physical activity, including a protest hike in Palestine with 417 participants.Both runners finished, with Isid taking a time of 6 hours, 30 minutes and Awad 5 hours, 27 minutes.
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