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Back in 2007, on the 21st of April, when I first broke the 60 meters Bantam Lebanese record that was once held by Lina Bejjani (CAEJ), an amazing Lebanese runner who is the youngest ever Lebanese to have participated in the Olympic Games at the age of 16, on that day, I scored 8.55s in a meeting organized by the CSJ. One week later, on 28 April 2007, I improved the record by 0.05s to make it unbeatable for 4 years: 8.50 seconds. Today, on 11 May 2011, and after 4 years, Nour Mouaness, my teammate at Champville, who is just 12 years old (Bantam 1), came to win without having the record in mind, she just did it and clocked a strong 8.47 second! I was sure she'd break it sooner or later, but the happiest thing I faced was the fact that I was the one who first noticed that she had broken the record and I told her the happy news!  What's more was that no one was conscious about the record. The general rule about records: "They are made when we don't even think about breaking them"; this is proved!
This young girl has just made her first step into track and field history, inking her name in the Records book, which I call the "history book", like many others have don ... Read more »
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