The Muslim Council of Britain would like to congratulate the organisers and participants of the Gaza 100 Run which has created a New Guinness World Record for `the most people running 100 meters in a 12-hour relay.'
The world record, established last night at London's Mile End Stadium, was spearheaded by the IF Charity and is set to raise over £100,000 for Save the Children's Gaza Appeal.
Speaking after the record was set, Rizwan Khaliq, CEO of IF who led the event said `it has been inspirational to see so many people turn up and support the people of Gaza. I think we have all been overwhelmed by the level of support we've received from youngsters to politicians. This record will ensure that we never forget the plight of our brothers and sisters in Gaza'.
Supporting the event, Kawsar Zaman from the MCB's Youth Committee who was one of the 1,675 participants running at the relay said: `this unique occasion executed by a brilliant group of people has brought together the Muslim community but more importantly, it has put Gaza back on the agenda - enshrined via a Guinness World Record - available for all around the world to take notice of and remember'.
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