Thank you so much for believing in my dream by buying a t-shirt with Palestinian Hustle! My journey started in 2013, when the famous Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf beat the odds and won first place in Arab Idol, igniting my country with joy and pride. I’ve been an avid runner for years, and a lightbulb went off inside my head: If a TV singer can inspire millions of Palestinians around the world, how would it be if an Olympic athlete wins the first medal for the country? This lightbulb has been shining my way for the past eight years of training, first with Rio 2016 and now Tokyo 2020. This is my final running season to qualify, compete, and win on the world stage, and YOU have made it possible with your purchase.