Sunday, September 29, 2013

Making Peace is a Marathon !


The city of Beirut, Lebanon, has seen its share of tragedy, as a seat of Lebanon's long-running civil war (1975-1990) and the Israeli-Lebanese conflict that came to a head in 2006. But in 2003, May El-Khalil, a local sports official, decided: It's time to start a marathon, open to all, as an antidote to sectarianism.I find what she does for a living very inspiring ..take a look :)

P.S. I found the first 30 seconds quite tedious , her accent a bit irritating , and her face is so plastic (obviously she had had tons of plastic surgeries done but you will come to know why ) its worth watching ... Enjoy


http://www.ted.com/talks/may_el_khalil_making_peace_is_a_marathon.html