Marwan al-Bakai wins the Tripoli Half Marathon

The Libyan capital of Tripoli on Saturday held the fifth annual marathon under the slogan “competing for peace” with more than 1,500 participants.

Participants from Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Türkiye, Philippine and Japan took part in the marathon, along with 70 observers and judges, said Abdul-Hamed Shbet, head of the Organizing Committee.

The first-place winner, Marwan al-Bakai took home a prize of 5,500 Libyan dinars (1,119 U.S. dollars) and a return flight ticket to Türkiye,

The marathon was 21 km, approximately half the distance of a standard race, and took about three hours to finish.


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