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Martin Parnell: The Secret Marathon


Join us for an inspiring online talk from Martin Parnell, the author of The Secret Marathon.

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In 2016, Martin Parnell went on a journey that many believed was madness: running a marathon in Afghanistan in a quest to fight for women’s rights and gender equality.

It was while recovering from a life-threatening and rare blood clot on his brain that Martin had read about Zainab, the first woman to run a marathon in Afghanistan. He was so inspired by her story that he decided that if he was able to recover from his illness he would run with her at the next “Marathon of Afghanistan” in support of rights for girls and women.

What follows is an inspiring story of solidarity with the brave Afghan women who are standing up for equality and freedom, by running in the marathon of Afghanistan.

This event is conducted through Zoom. If you are registered, we will send you an email with the Zoom meeting ID one hour or more prior to the program. Please ensure that you have Zoom installed on your device or computer. If you don't have a library card, please visit to register for one.

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The documentary will be screened at the Film Theatre on September 9 & 12. For more information, click here: 

*Registration required
163 spots available
Registration Closed


Sep 9 2020, 7:00pm


Online, Zoom 5

Event Type

Special Events


Special Event, Artist and Author Talks
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