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We all have something big that we dream about doing, but too often we stop ourselves because logic says it's not possible. Through Stephanie's stories of training in active regions of conflict for ultra marathon races, you'll learn how a little crazy and impossible can change your life.

Earlier this month, 25-year-old Zainab took part in Afghanistan’s first official marathon, held in Bamiyan. The pioneering female runner talks about her training, her experiences, the opposition she faces when participating in sport, and her hopes to inspire other women and engender change

News coverage of Mahsa Torabi, Free to Run Ambassador in Iran, beginning at 3:30. Property of RTL Television.


South China Morning Post, February Pianist moved by plight of refugees in Hong Kong
Runner's World, January The Ultra-Activist: Stephanie Case
Calgary Herald, January Cochrane runners' race helps Afghan girls

Daily Mail, December Canada's 'Marathon Man' finally achieves Afghan ambition
Calgary Sun, December Annual Cochrane run aiming to fund volleyball court for Afghan girls
Cochrane Times, December Run to aid Afghan girls
AFP News Agency, November Marathon in Bamiyan a symbol of freedom for Afghan women
LaCroix, November Le marathon de Bamiyan, une affaire de femmes et de liberté au pays des Bouddhas
Daily Mail, November Marathon in Bamiyan a symbol of freedom for Afghan women
Süddeutsche Zeitung, November Nachts von Wegweiser zu Wegweiser
Runner's World, November From Kabul to the New York City Marathon
Peace and Sport Watch, November Marathon in Bamiyan a Symbol of Freedom for Afghan Women
Outside Magazine, August Afghanistan’s Only Female Marathon Runner Is Racing to Keep Women’s Sport Alive
Peace and Sport Watch, June Running gives hope to Hong Kong's Stranded Refugees
LaCroix, June Hong Kong: la course à pied, palliatif pour réfugiés en carafe
Hong Kong Free Press, June Running gives hope to Hong Kong’s stranded refugees
iVoox, June Talking to Virginie Goethals about Free to Run
Daily Mail, June Running gives hope to Hong Kong's stranded refugees
Jezebel, May The woman who broke the rules by running the first international marathon in Iran
France24, April Iranian woman defies authorities to run male-only marathon
Runner's World, April Iran holds its first marathon, but women are excluded
South China Morning Post, March The healing powers of exercise for women refugees in Hong Kong

PBS NewsHour, November In Afghanistan, using sports to fill the gender gap
Runner's World, November Afghanistan's Only Female Marathon Runner
Radio Free Europe October Runners From Around The World Race In Afghan Marathon
The Guardian October Running Afghanistan's first ever marathon
The Old Gold & Black, October Afghan student feels "Free to Run" in Spartanburg, at Wofford
The Guardian, October Afghanistan's female marathon runner defies danger to go the distance
Daily Mail, November Afghanistan's first international marathon: Runners compete under high security
BBC Persia, NovemberCharity marathon to combat thalassemia
Trail Running Canada, September Free to Run: An Interview with Stephanie Case
Women's Running UK, August Free to Run: Women living in conflict-affected areas given freedom to run
ITV News, August The first ever Afghan ultramarathon team complete the Gobi March 2015
First Run, July Sport has the power to change lives and communities