May El-Khalil believed a 26.2-mile running event could bring together
a country divided for decades by politics and religion, even if for one
day a year, and founded one of the region’s most impactful marathons –
Beirut International Marathon.
We have witnessed how sports
leaders in our country too have successfully initiated events such as
IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo, bringing together multi-ethnic, multi-religious
and diverse age groups under one united platform to transform the lives of many.
May’s success story is an inspiring one for anyone who believes in the power of sport in uniting a nation. Watch her moving TED Talk: