Meet the Team
Introducing the 2017-2018 Girls Run 2 Team
A few of the girls hanging out after practice.
Some of the girls pose with Nasra while cheering on their teammates at a race.
The girls walking into the stadium for a race.
Filsan is 12 years old and from Djibouti City. She has two older sisters, one who is married. She is neighbors with Nasra and use to play soccer with the boys. Nasra decided to recruit her for the girl’s running team. She attends school every day and dreams of being a school principal when she is older. She currently competes in the 100m and hopes to be a famous runner one day.
Hinda (pictured left) has been running with GR2 for five months. She was recruited by Nasra when they met in a local market. She is 13 years old and has four sisters and one brother who all live with her mother. Her father passed away, so her mom sells crepes to provide for her family. Hinda attends English classes five times a week and hopes to be a policewoman when she is older. Currently she has run the 1500m, but is training to run more distances.
Meet the Coach
Nasra is from Djibouti City and a former runner for Girls Run 2. She served as the assistant coach for the 2016-2017 season and is now the head coach for the 2017-2018 season.
She has defied cultural standards by competing in sports as a girl and even working out in a local gym. You can read the full story about her in the Sahan Journal.