Egypt’s First Plus Women Marathon Breaks Barriers


Many people assume that if someone is a bigger size their out of shape and unhealthy. All over the world, women in particular can experience severe body shaming, discrimination, and low self-esteem. Marwa al-Saeed decided to do something about this. She organized Egypt’s first Marathon For Plus Women! Al-Saaed says, “I want to break a barrier; overweight girls are always shy to run or practice sports because of the society’s criticism to their shape. Today we will tell the society that we are able to run regardless of our weight.”


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