Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Lebanese men's Marathon record broken by 7 minutes

On the day that the men's marathon world record came crashing down again, fulfilling the promise made only a year ago in Dubai by the man himself, Haile Gebrselassie, that 2:03 was within his grasp, so a smaller and almost unknown record was also broken.
Lebanon's Hussein Awada (Army Running Club) ran a personal best today in the REAL Berlin Marathon coming in at 2:20:36, breaking the Lebanese national record by 7 minutes, while his pacer Omar Issa (Army Running Club) came in just 4 minutes behind in 2:24:36 taking 3 minutes off the previous record and ten minutes off his own personal best.
Great celebrations started amongst the Lebanese running community, particularly that Awada was placed 19th in a world top class field. Many thanks to the REAL Berlin Marathon organizers from all of us here at the Beirut Marathon Association. The Beirut Marathon Association have sponsored the runners and supported them all the way in its "Marathon Heroes" program.
Awada and Issa attributed their great success to having spent a month at Olympia High Altitude Training Camp (Olympia-atc.com) in Addis Ababa, where they were able to focus and prepare for their record breaking attempt.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Share the Blom Beirut Marathon 08 Campaign.

BLOM Beirut Marathon 08 on November 30The Beirut Marathon Association has officially launched its next event, the "BLOM Beirut Marathon 08," which will be held on November 30 under the slogan "against cancer.""The importance of this year's race is that it has a humanitarian slogan which is an awareness campaign against cancer.

The registration deadline is on November 15.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"Blom Beirut Marathon 08" Launching Ceremony

The Beirut Marathon Association is launching “The Blom Beirut Marathon 08” at Le Meridien Commodore – Hamra on September 18 at 11:30 am.This year’s event will be dedicated to cancer awareness, a race that gives us all the chance to run for a cause, support, share and talk about this disease that has always been a taboo subject which everyone tries to avoid. Let us join together side by side to make this happen through this race that has always been a joyful and unifying event.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

thank you Media

the Beirut Marathon Association is holding an Iftar Feast in appreciation of the Media's solid partnership, continuous support and coverage for 2007-2008 events on a local and international level in the hospitality of Le Meridien Commodore Hotel - Hamra on Tuesday September 9th, 2008.

Monday, September 1, 2008

More News...

The deadline for registration for this year's marathon will be very strict... last year about 12,000 registrations arrived after the closing date... there will be no extension of the registration date this year.. so please be on time!

Registration is available on-line at www.beirutmarathon.org


The Media Department of the Beirut Marathon Association is proud to announce the launch of its blog for the BLOM Beirut Marthon 08...

here you will find regular updates about what is going on for the marathon and especially press and media information

We normally host over 100 different media personnel during our marathon and it is with this in mind that we have decided to provide an online forum through the blog for members of the press and media to interract with us.

You can submit stories for our magazine, you can ask questions, discuss the athletes that are coming, and yes, you can even complain!

So, whenever you feel you need more info on a topic for the BBM 08 - just let me know...

Looking forward to meeting you all again on race day... November 30th... it is going to be the 6th edition of our race, and the biggest ever...

Lamia - Media & Communications Coordinator & BLOG Master