|Before I mention the results of the Lebanese Juniors and Youth Championships, last week the Inter-Lebanon and road running club has organized a local meeting at the Sports City of Beirut, where 2 national and 1 juniors’ records were broken! Nour Fakhoury (Inter-Lebanon) who broke the 100m Hurdles few days before, has just improved her record by hurdling a great 100m in 16.05 seconds! Her previous record was 16.45s. The record done, we expect her to do a sub 16 seconds, and of course she can! Furthermore, Maria-Pia Nehme (Inter-Lebanon) came back to her routine that consists of improving her performance race after race, to improve this time her 3000m national record clocking a beautiful 10:16.86. On the other hand, Badri Obeid (Army), the National record holder of Shot Put with 17.01m and 943 points set at the Jeux de la Francophonie in 2009, scored this time 17.16m which proves that he can always give his best and throw even further!
Back to the Youth and Juniors Championships; I was asking myself and I'm sure that many of you asked the same question before: Where are the Lebanese clubs? We only see 5 clubs of 20! Club Sportif de Jamhour, Inter-Lebanon, Champville, Antonins and Phoenicia, and the numberof participant is not large! Ok, track and field is not a popular sport like football and basketball, but it is the base of all sports! This is why it’s called the mother of all sports! Where are the young athletes?? And wher
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