(February 16, 2022 / Israel Hayom and JNS staff) Karawan Halabi, 27, on Tuesday became the first Druze athlete to set an Israeli track and field record, finishing the 1,000-meter race in 2:43:99 minutes.
The previous record belonged to Edna Lankri, whose time of 2:46.03 minutes had stood for 25 years.
Halabi first made history in 2019 as the first Druze athlete to win a national track-and-field championship, placing first in the 0.45-kilometer 58th annual Israel Open Field Racing Championship.
A native of Daliat el-Carmel, Halabi is a biomedical engineering student at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa.
This is an edited version of an article that first appeared in Israel Hayom.
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