By Ayman Amzein.
Benghazi, 29 December 2013:
A “Marathon of Hope” . . .[restrict]was held in Benghazi last Saturday, 21 December 2013 under the title, “For Your Sake Benghazi” and under the sponsorship of the “Libyan Initiative Organization”.
The Marathon was an attempt to revive hope and optimism in people’s hearts and raise moral among the residents of Benghazi and Libyan as a whole.
More than 700, males and females, participated in the marathon, where at the finishing line, near the Family Village, a short film called, “For Your Sake Benghazi”, directed by Mohamed Makhlouf, was played.
Several well known Benghazi personalities sent messages of hope and encouragement through this film after which symbolic prizes were given to the first 3 winners.
The first prize winner among men, Muhanid Alourfi praised the idea of holding such a marathon and expressed how he felt a sense of hope and optimism among participants, confirming that such initiatives are bound to create a sense of love and brotherhood and hoped that such an event is repeated more often.
The first prize winner among women, Fatima Abu-Bakr stressed, on her part, the importance of participating in these events because it brings happiness, hope and better life to Benghazi’s residents despite what is happening in the country, hoping that similar sport events are held more often.