Freedom to run?


It’s amazing what we take for granted. Just the simple choice of being able to go outside and run, isn’t available to all females. I read this article about the female runners being selected for the 400-metres at the 2012 Olympics.

MOGADISHU, 17 April 2012 (IRIN) – The Somali Athletics Federation will select one female runner from a field of 10 to compete in the 400-metres at this year’s London Olympics. The youngest of those currently training in Mogadishu is Najma, 10. She started running six months ago, shortly after Al-Shabab left the city. “My father encouraged me,” said Najma.

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