I was super excited when I found out I would have another chance to race in the Middle East. Timing for international races does not always pan out, especially when a country only has one race series. The Hannibal Race held their first race of 2016 in Awkar a neighborhood in Beirut, Lebanon.
Mud Run Guide sent me all the way to the other side of the world to get the latest scoop on the expanding world of Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) by covering the 6km Hannibal Race in Le Plateau De Bakish, Lebanon. Just kidding, I happened to be in the area and I was drawn to the race like an OCR athlete to Icebugs. Located just 19 miles from the border of Syria, the course was a unique experience and I was glad I had the opportunity to attend. Here is a rundown of the event by category.