Masoumeh (Mahsa) Torabi, a Free to Run Ambassador based in Iran, will be competing in the first mixed gender race in the country in 38 years. The Iranian Silk Road Ultramarathon (ISRU), organized by the Extreme Races Organization in collaboration with the Iranian government, is a multi-day stage race in the Dasht-e-Lut Desert, one of the most inhospitable climates on earth.Read More
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.* Almost 50 years later, on 9 April 2016, Masoumeh (Mahsa) Torabi followed in Kathrine’s trail-blazing footsteps by running in the first international marathon in Iran, which was only open to male entries.
This is Mahsa’s account of why she ran.Read More
When I think about RacingThePlanet: Sri Lanka, it makes me feel very excited in my running and my enthusiasm for running increases. I feel so excited for my first longest run in my life as it’s more different and even difficult than my other events. When I am running, I feel free, powerful, happy and excited for my future. I forget about my tension and problems.Read More