Marathon in Fallujah

March 15, 2008 § Leave a comment

Yes, marathon as in a competition in which athletes run. And yes, this Fallujah — the site of some of the war’s worst fighting. This al-Jazeera segment reports on the first-ever marathon held in Fallujah. Why a marathon and why in Fallujah? Because it hasn’t been done before. The report says that most of the runners are participating in the marathon just for the chance to be recorded in history as the first winner of a marathon held in Fallujah.

Unfortunately, I can’t understand Iraqi dialect very well at all so I couldn’t understand the statement of the winner, but I believe he says that a great competition just took place in Fallujah.


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