Palestinian Olympic athlete wins first Gaza marathon

Gaza marathon

Gaza marathon

The first Gaza marathon, organised by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, has raised a million dollars for children in the region.

Hundreds of people, including 1300 children, took part. It was won by the Palestinian athlete Nader el Masri, who completed the course in two hours, 42 minutes and 47 seconds.

The marathon was organised by UNWRA to raise money for the annual Summer Games for children in Gaza.

Chris Gunness is the UNWRA spokesman in Gaza. He told Julia Paul the marathon was an extraordinary achievement:

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