Runner's World (UK) - - Human Race -

I re­ally en­joyed your ar­ti­cle on di­ver­sity ( Is Run­ning Too White?,

RW, Au­gust). I was pleased you looked at some of the am­bas­sadors in the UK who pro­mote and sup­port peo­ple from di­verse and mi­nor­ity groups to be in­cluded in run­ning. Amer­i­can Ra­haf Khatib is one of my role mod­els, as I too am a Mus­lim, hi­jab-wear­ing run­ner. I just felt dis­ap­pointed to read the line, ‘Here in the UK we’re still wait­ing for such a char­ac­ter to emerge...’. I felt the writer had not done their re­search be­cause there are a grow­ing num­ber of hi­jabi run­ners, like me, who are work­ing tire­lessly to en­cour­age more Mus­lim women to break free from bar­ri­ers that re­strict them from join­ing the run­ning com­mu­nity. Lynne North­cott, via email @jo­gonhi­jabi

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