He was born at the turn of the new millennium. At age 10, he started running with his dad on the waterfront in Tyre. One of his dad’s friends saw him run and asked to sign him up for UNIFIL’s 10k race in Naqoura.
His mom recalls being worried about him running that long of a distance at age 11. To her surprise, Muntasser won first place for his age category. This marked the start of numerous participations in races and Lebanese championships. Muntasser won every single time. On November 9 2014, Muntasser took part in the BDL Beirut Marathon 5K race and ranked third in the overall classification.
His mom had named him Muntasser for a very special reason. In Arabic, the name means ‘Victorious’. She wanted her son to feel like a winner when faced with Life’s adversities. “No matter what, a winner’s attitude will get you there” she says.
Muntasser doesn’t have the ideal regimen for training, and yet he wins. One can only Imagine what he could achieve if he had real sponsors to support his love for the sport of running and turn it to one solid career. The kid’s dream is to go to France and train with the best, and of course, to win..Win big for this country of ours.
I’m betting he will. After all, he is VICTORIOUS