2010 was a fruitfull year for the track and field in Lebanon. We saw great comebacks, like in sprint Gretta Taslakian, and the best high jumper ever Jean-Claude Rabbath. We have also seen new faces and youth athletes who fast became champions. Finally, we have seen a large number of records beating, at total of 31 records, while in 2009 the total of record beating was only 18 record.
We should mention Abdallah Chahine, a Hammer thrower who came from the United Sates especially to throw here in his country of origin, Lebanon. AB, as we call him, didn't just come here to throw, he also beat the Lebanese record of 50.19m set by Victor Hajj-Moussa in 14 July 2000. The record is now improved by 3 meters and is today 53.18m.
Other than AB, we saw little kids who have the international level of athletics like Sarah-Jo Cortbaoui who's only 12 years old and had won the first place in 1500m in the L
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