Suwaibah Muhammad Nasir, a 40-year-old Malaysian runner who started her journey for peace in Beijing, arrived in Tehran on Monday.
She will cover 3,333 kilometers in a run across the Silk Road to promote peace and will finish her journey in Venice, Italy.
Along the way, Nasir ran through China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, and is now in Iran. She will then cross Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia, and Italy.
The run is scheduled to end on June 3 in Italy, with the wife of the Malaysian prime minister waiting to greet her.
On Tuesday, Nasir made a symbolic run with four Iranian women runners in Tehran.
“Iran is one of the countries on my way, and I had a great experience here. I have passed through four countries so far, but none of their runners ran with me. It’s a pleasure to meet Iranians, and due to this experience I will definitely come back to Iran in the near future,” the Malaysian peace runner told reporters.
She also visited an Iranian charity institution for disabled people called Ra’ad.
Suwaibah Muhammad Nasir was the first Malaysian woman to run 1,111 kilometers across the Sahara.
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