2012 has ended with a new, young and motivated Lebanese Federation, presided by Roland Saade.
2013 makes its debut with an international indoor competition the 21st Fajr International Competition, followed by a dinner organized by the LAF to honor Mir Abdallah Chehab and all the athletes who set records during the year, and few local meetings organized by clubs.
The first meeting set by the LAF will be on April 6, and will be followed by two other meetings one on April 13 and another one on April 20. The first meeting is set to select the national team for the 2nd Youth West Asian Championship where only Youth and Midgets events will be on the program. At the following meeting the Juniors will be able to compete and the 3rd one will be open for all categories.
The first athlete who attacked 2013 with great results is Maria-Pia Nehme with her 5000m record of 17:49:70 set in February. She also set an indoor 3000m record this month at Montreal with 10:25.68 and was the winner of the race! On March 25, another meeting was organized by CSJ, where Lea Obeid set 8.02 seconds on 60 meters! The midget girl also did Long jump but her performance on 60m allowed her to collect 938 points on the indoor table, to be ranked 1st overall midgets performances of all times.