Ali Wehbi

Lebanon, Beirut

"The Lebanese Desert Runner", who is becoming a legend in his field is an Extreme Runner, Adventure Racer, who has enjoyed racing in the most spectacular locations in the world.

The first Arab ever to enter in the very private club of the 4deserts. An event where Until now hundred only a hundred and twenty five (125) individuals had succeeded in completing it. Deserts completed. 1000 kilometers in the hottest, coldest, windiest and driest deserts in the world.

By achieving this physical and spiritual journey unto self discovery, this outstanding man entered into the circle of the 4 deserts Club.

He is The first Arab ever to enter the 7 Continents race, an extreme race, that consists of more than 100 kms in each continent.

- In January 9, 2012, Ali was Awarded by the Lebanese President Michel Suleiman The National Order of the Cedar, Knight Grade.

- In 2007, he received the medal of "Lebanese Order of Merit”, from the Lebanese President, Emile Lahoud.

- In April 2013, Ali Wehbe planted the flag of the Red Cross emblem, in the North Pole. The flag was a "gift" from the Lebanese Red Cross to the ICRC, for its 150th anniversary.

Media Coverage

The Daily Star, Apr. 11, 2014 | - Desert Runner in one-man race to overcome autism

L'orient le jour, - March, 31, 2014 Ali Wehbé, sportif hors norme, court pour sensibiliser les écoliers libanais à l’autisme