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Q&A with @thesarahattar, one of the first females to represent Saudi Arabia at the Olympics: http…

Q&A with @thesarahattar, one of the first females to represent Saudi Arabia at the Olympics: http…

Three years ago, Sarah Attar, now 22, competed in the 800 meters at the London Olympics. She finished dead last in her preliminary heat, dressed in a uniform that required covered hair, long sleeves and pants consistent with female Islamic dress codes, but the crowds rose to a standing ovation for her efforts. The San Diego native with dual American and Saudi Arabian citizenship made history that day as part of Saudi Arabia’s first female delegation of Olympic athletes. Now the former Pepperdine University cross-country runner continues to inspire, having recently signed a sponsorship with the apparel brand Oiselle and appearing on a banner along this year’s Boston Marathon course, which she ran for the third time with a new marathon PR of 3:18:37. What difference do you think your Olympic appearance made? Just visiting Saudi Arabia recently and talking to girls there, the...

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2015/07/interviews/qa-with-...

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