The Marathon of Afghanistan in the media...
Zanab - First Afghan woman to run a marathon in her own country.
The Guardian - June 2016

Zanab, the first Afghan woman to run a marathon in her own country, tells her story of running the Marathon of Afghanistan last year.
Advancing gender equality one step at a time
Barclays Website - March 2016

Article published on the website of Barclays about the Marathon of Afghanistan.
TV coverage of the First Marathon in Afghanistan
March 2016 - In French

TV coverage of the first ever Marathon of Afghanistan. In French.
Pierwszy Maraton w Afganistanie (First Marathon in Afghanistan)
Bieganie Magazine - March 2016 - In Polish

An Polish language article on the first ever Marathon of Afghanistan, and interview with Race Director James Bingham.
First Ever Afghanistan Marathon
Men's Running Magazine - January 2016

An article on the first ever Marathon of Afghanistan, and interview with Race Director James Bingham.
What it's like to run a marathon in Afghanistan
Runner's World - January 2016

An article by runner David Hellard, describing his experience of running in the first ever Marathon of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan's only female marathon runner
Runner's World - November 2015

An article on 25-year-old Zainab, who was the only woman to compete in Afghanistan's first marathon.
Runners compete under heavy security
Daily Mail - November 2015

An article Afghanistan's first international marathon, recounting how runners competed under heavy security provided by masked men with assault rifles, and having to dodge sheep in the middle of the road!
Female marathon runner defies danger to go the distance
The Guardian - October 2015

An interview with Zainab, the sole Afghan woman who took part in the Bamiyan race who hopes others will follow in her footsteps despite expectations that girls forgo sport and stay indoors.
Donkeys, watermelon and high-level security
The Guardian - October 2015

An article by race winner Keith Macintosh, describing his experience of running in the first ever Marathon of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan hosts first-ever marathon
Radio Free Europe - Radio Liberty - October 2015

Video interviews with participants of the first ever marathon in Afghanistan, including race winner Keith Macintosh, and local Afghani girls that took part in the girls' race.


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