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Mayada Al-Sayad

First woman to represent Palestine in World Championship marathon.

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Date of Birth:

1992

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Berlin, Germany

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Why Featured?

Mayada Al-Sayad is a notable long-distance runner who represented Palestine in international competitions, including the Olympics and World Championships, achieving significant milestones and setting an example for Palestinian athletes.

Brief bio

Born in Berlin to a German mother and Palestinian father, Mayada Al-Sayad is a German-born Palestinian long-distance runner. She gained international recognition for competing in marathons and cross-country events, representing Palestine. She was the Palestinian flag bearer at the 2016 Olympics and has consistently improved her marathon times, showcasing her dedication and talent in athletics.

Major Milestones

Contributions

  • 2015: Competed in the Women's Marathon at the World Championships, finishing 50th.

  • 2016: Represented Palestine in the Women's Marathon at the Olympic Games, finishing 67th and serving as the Palestinian flag bearer.

  • 2017: Participated in the World Championships in London, placing 68th in the Women's Marathon.

  • 2018: Achieved 43rd place in the Women's Marathon in Berlin.

  • 2019: Secured 39th place in the Women's Marathon at the World Championships.

  • First woman to run a World Championship marathon for Palestine...See More

  • Continuously improving marathon times, showcasing a strong commitment to athletics...See More

  • Competing in both marathons and cross-country events internationally...See More

  • Representing Palestine in global events, thereby increasing visibility for Palestinian athletes.

  • Being an inspirational figure for aspiring Palestinian athletes, especially women.

Date of Last Update: 
December 15, 2023

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