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October 4 – West Bank Track and Field Championship. I got first place in the 400m and second place in the 200m, qualifying me for the National Track and Field Championships in Gaza next month. Even though the weather was hot and humid, the competition was full of amazing talents and real sportsmanship. Big thanks to the Palestinian Athletic Federation for improving the level of track and field for all Palestinians. Can’t wait for Gaza in November!
My friend Mahmoud Muhtasib came with me to film the whole competition. The final video is amazing; enjoy watching this glimpse of Palestinian track and field!
September 26 – Progretto Happiness (in Italian). I had a pleasure meeting Giuseppe and contributing to his world-traveling mission in finding the meaning of happiness. We had a very nice interview and he challenged me to a race with him on his motorcycle!
July 9 – Raúl Gómez and Maraton Man (in Spanish). Host Raúl Gómez, renowned Latin American runner and entertainer, went to Palestine to document the Palestinian International Marathon, and I was honored to be featured on one of their episodes one day prior to the start of the event!
July 3 – TEDx Talk, Al Quds University, Palestine. Around 10 years ago I started watching TED talks and I got inspired so much by them. But I never imagined that I will be speaking in a TED event one day. I am extremely honored and humbled to have this opportunity in my life!
February 11 – Alfastiniah TV, Palestine (in Arabic).
March 3 – Nas Daily. “HE WANTS THE FIRST OLYMPIC MEDAL”
January 15 – Irfaa Sawtak (in Arabic).
July 13 – FRANCE 24 (in French). “Mohammed Al-Khatib, The Sprinter Who Dreams to Obtain The First Medal for Palestine”
June 25 – NBC News. “‘I Believe in Miracles’: A Palestinian Sprinter’s Olympic Dream.” by Daniel R. Medina
May 1 – Mondiaal Nieuws, Belgium (in Dutch). “Sprint For Palestine” by Fei Lauw
March 4 – Al Jazeera English. “A Palestinian’s Dream of Reaching the Rio Olympics” by Zab Mustefa
Feburary 26 – Purpose2Play. “Mohammed Al-Khatib Has Eyes On Rio, First Olympic Medal For Palestine In The 100 And 200-Meter Dash” by Kim Constantinesco
January 11 – Al Jazeera Turkey (in Turkish). “Mohammed’s Dream”
January 11 – AFP (in French).”Mohammed Has a Dream: Run at the Olympic Games For Palestine”
January 11 – Le Parisien (in French). “Athleticism: Mohammed dreams to run behind Usain Bolt for Palestine”
November 25 – Al-Monitor. “How one Palestinian is racing to get to the Olympics” by Ash Gallagher