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Lebanese Gloria Nasr runs from France to Lebanon

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June 13, 2013

It is difficult not to fall for this sparkly 40 years old: Gloria Nasr, from Lebanon, has been living in Paris since 1995.
This lady doctor, specialized in physical readaptation, has always been a sport person. She first practiced indoors, because of the war in Lebanon, but when she moved to Paris, she started cycling to work - about 50 km a day.

"One day a friend asked me to go running with her, as she wanted to lose weight. From that day, I became passionate about running and I've been doing marathon after marathon and semi-marathon.
I've only been running since 2002 but the Sultan Marathon des Sables quickly became a myth I just couldn't miss out on.
I also take this opportunity to give some publicity to a sport project close to my heart: in 2012, I will be running from Paris to Beirut, about 50 km a day, which should take me 3 months and 20 days, with a day's break each week.

My objective is to promote peace in my country and more generally in the Middle East."

تبدأ غلوريا نصر أسبوعها العاشر من مغامرتها الرياضية من باريس إلى بيروت. وكانت استهلت رحلتها ركضاً من فرنسا مروراً بألمانيا والنمسا وهنغاريا ورومانيا وهي تتجه الآن إلى "ملنيتسا" محطّتها الأخيرة في بلغاريا

وبدأت غلوريا، وهي طبيبة ورياضية لبنانية تقيم في باريس، في السابع من نيسان الماضي سباقاً للركض من أجل السلام من "الشامب إليزي" في باريس ومن المتوقع أن تصل إلى بيروت مطلع آب المقبل بعد أن تكون عبرت تسعة بلدان قاطعةً مسافة تقدّر بـ 5000 كلم

 

وتحدّت غلوريا المعوقات جميعها رافعة شعار الركض من أجل السلام، بتصميم عالٍ، كما سعت جاهدة لايجاد مناطق بديلة من أجل تفادي المناطق غير الآمنة في سوريا، وقبل ذلك سعت أيضاً للحصول على قرض شخصي لتمويل هذا التحدي بعد أن فشلت في إيجاد مموّلٍ مستقل






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