Gaza Blockade Stifles Dreams of Palestinian Runner

For Olympian Nader el-Masri, the greatest challenge is to get Israel to let him out of the Gaza Strip.

Athletes put their sweat and their souls into training for the big event, the one they have been waiting for. Sometimes a bothersome injury, financial hardship or a failure gets between them and the big competition, but when it comes to the highest-ranking Palestinian marathon runner, leaving Gaza for the race taking place in Bethlehem depends on circumstances more powerful than running....