23 year old Mayada al-Sayed has chosen to represent Palestine in the gruelling Olympic marathon, despite qualifying with a fast enough time to compete in the distance race competitions. The first woman to run a marathon on the world stage for Palestine, Sayed insists that she does not have political, but only sporting aims for her country.
Palestinians who are helping to build a future for Palestine
I was involved in social media by raising awareness and promoting campaigns to an audience of over 60,000 people… knowing that my few hours a week were reaching such a wide audience provided me with a lot of confidence. My time at Interpal was extremely rewarding.