NBC Nightly News sent a team to cover the 2017 Marathon of Afghanistan. They interviewed Free to Run Founder, Stephanie Case, and multiple female athletes from Afghanistan who were running marathons and breaking barriers. See the full coverage.
In August 2018, Runner’s World featured Hasina and Zeinab, Free to Run’s 2nd female ultramarathon team. They were training with Tyler Tomasello to prepare for a 250K ultra in the Gobi Desert, part of the 4 Desert Series from RacingthePlanet. See the article.
The Guardian featured Zainab, a Free to Run participant, and the first female to finish a marathon in Afghanistan, ever. In October 2015, both the race and Zainab broke new ground. “I had one goal: to open the way for other girls in Afghanistan.” Read the article.