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London 2012: Loneliness of the long distance runner


The tiny Palestinian territory of Gaza has been under a tightened Israeli blockade ever since the Islamist movement Hamas came to power.

For athletes with Olympic aspirations this makes training for and competing at international tournaments very difficult.

Jon Donnison reports on the long distance runner Nader el Masri who has been granted permission to attend the Arab Games.


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