‘Women’s Running’ makes history by featuring first hijab-wearing marathoner on its cover

September 23rd, 2016

womans-running-435Women’s Running just broke down another barrier – the magazine features Rahaf Khatib, a Muslim woman who wears a hijab, on their October cover.

Khatib, 32, is a six-time marathoner who documents her training and celebrates other Hijabis – Muslim women who cover everything but their hands, feet and face for modesty and in accordance with their religion – on her Instagram account,@runlikeahijabi.

“I feel like [other] covered women maybe are hesitant to get out of their comfort zones,” Khatib tells Women’s Running. “Maybe it’s a lack of apparel out there; maybe it’s all the negative press about Muslim women.”

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