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  • 8 Memorable Moments From the Cairo Half Marathon 2014

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    Thousands of Cairenes descended on New Cairo this weekend for Cairo Runner‘s latest extravaganza, a half-marathon. With lots of special guests and live music, it was a day for the whole family – but for me personally, it was memorable for some very specific reasons.

    1. When Bassem Youssef made the ladies swoon with this dashing, crotch-hugging outfit.
    When Bassem Youssef made the ladies swoon with this dashing outfit.
    Hubba hubba.

    2. When it suddenly dawned on him that he was going to be sore as hell in the morning.
    When Bassem Youssef realised he was going to be sore in the morning1.There’s an emoticon on WhatsApp that looks exactly like him here.

    3. And then we he tried to cheat by taking a head-start.
    When Bassem Youssef tried to cheat.

    4. When Mohamed El Sawy got all stiff. From Running, I mean.
    When Mohamed El Sawy got super, super 'excited'.
    Ahem.

    5.  When demi-god of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al Sissi, looked on in approval.
    When Sissi looked on in approval.

    6.  When, for a split second, we all thought Omar Samra was going to break out into a rendition of ‘Hello’ by Lionel Richie.
    When, for a split second, we all thought Omar Samra was going to break into a rendition of 'Hello' by Lionel RichieSadly, he didn’t.

    7. When this third place runner-up realised he’d spent much more than 500LE on new gear for the marathon.
    Win this 3rd place runner realised he'd spent much more than 500LE on new gear for the marathon. :(

    8. When this hero (Seif Talaat) finished the marathon thanks mostly to a magic Cairo 360 t-shirt.
    When this man (Seif Talaat) finished the marathon thanks to a magic Cairo 360 t-shirt.Hard work, dedication and talent might have had something to do with it, too.

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