I did not participate in this year’s marathon, because. . . according to their web site (http://www.beirutmarathon.org/raceinfo1.php )
* Roller-skates, inline skates, bikes, baby strollers or carriages of any kind are not allowed on the Marathon course. If you are caught with any of these, you will be directed off of the route.
* Please do not run with your baby or child under 9 years old.
* A pack of thousands of runners poses a serious risk hazard to your child or baby. As cute as you and your baby will look, we do not want you (or us) to take this risk. Participants under 9 years old are not covered by our insurance.
And although my daughter has done every marathon since she was born, I guess I never read the instructions. I’ll be watching from the side lines for a change.