One of the most successful events that has been held in lebanon over the years was the Beirut International Marathon.
Since its first organisation in 2003, until recently, in 2012, the BIM has been growing and attracting more people and runners from different countries all around the world.
The numbers of runners increased significantly indicating the importance and prosperity of this event.
Each year, this event holds a different issue and is set for a particular goal. BIM claims everyone to participate in this race to show their support for the case, despite all differences among them, there is only one goal that brought them together.
This event, organised by the business women May EL Khalil, has the theme of unity at its core.
What most characterises the BIM and makes it so special is that it is one of the rare events that gather people together, in particular Lebanese people, and put beside all their political and religious problems and all the differences among them: “No Racism, No Discrimination, only 1 goal, Unity and peace”.
Despite the wars, the Marathon has never been cancelled, and hopefully will never be.
And this year, despite the heavy rains and thunder, the annual race did take place, and it witnessed a large number of participants today. People walked under the torrent showing their support for this charity. It has a lot of funders, this year, it was sponsored by Blom Bank.
Many politicians, from different backgrounds, religions and beliefs, participate in this event each and every year, as a sign of support for this international event. The President, Michel Seiman, launched the beginning of the race.
So thank you May El Khalil and all the working team and people who helped in the organization of this event, for making us always believe and have faith, for uniting us and making this successful event an unforgettable memory.