May Faysal El-Khalil (* 20 December 1955 in Aley) is a prize-winning sports official from Lebanon.
May El-Khalil is a passionate sportswoman. In 2001 she had a serious accident, was in coma and spent the next 2 years in hospital and underwent 36 surgeries to be able to walk again. As soon as she came out of her coma, she decided that if she could never run again, she wanted to make sure others could, which is when the idea of the marathon was born. As president of the Beirut Marathon Association she organised the first Beirut Marathon (BLOM) in 2003, where 3000 runners participated. 2011, at the ninth holding, 30.000 athletes started. El-Khalil understands the Beirut Marathon as a "peace run".
May El-Khalil was honoured many times for her commitment to sports. In 2011 she received the Laureus Sport for Good Award and the Power of Sport Award from the International Sports Press Association.
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- "Awards 2011 / Sport for Good", laureus.com. Retrieved 2013-08-17.
- ""Power of Sport Award" and "World Fair Play Awards" Gala - Lausanne", International Sports Press Association. Retrieved 2011-12-20.