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TED Talks: Season 2013

2013x164 May El-Khalil: Making peace is a marathon
TV-PG

  • 2013-08-16T05:00:00+01:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

In Lebanon there is one gunshot a year that isn’t part of a scene of routine violence: The opening sound of the Beirut International Marathon. In a moving talk, marathon founder May El-Khalil explains why she 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.

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