Sandy Karam

Sandy first started track and field when she was a 14-years-old, being a Middle Distance runner in Champville. She was raised in a household with very supportive parents, and looks up to her father who taught her to push her boundaries further and fight for her passions. He won the Lebanese Champion title in 1994 in 4x4 Rally race and participated in many competitions.

Sandy shifted to race walking after her coach first discovered her talent, and joined her first national team at age of 15 in 2011. She won her first international bronze medal the same year in the Youth West Asian Championship (midget category). Since then, she broke national records in race walking making her record holder of all race walking distances in Lebanon. Her favourite moment in her racing career was hearing the Lebanese National Anthem, standing at the podium when she won gold in the West Asian Championship in 2018 after 3 months of severe injury. She aims to keep improving internationally to raise the Lebanese flag and racing reputation abroad.

Besides her athletic career, Sandy will be graduating soon with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and wants to purse her PhD in Chemical Engineering in the US. She maintains a balance between getting good grades, training for races, and finding spare time to spend with family and friends.

Other Hobbies: Offroading (her favourite activity with her father) and rock climbing.

Personal Records

3000mAUB Spring FieldMarch 05 201612:12:283rd
5KChampionnat du LibanJuly 25-27 201521:37.36​
800mLebanese Army MeetingJuly 5 20132:47.65
1500mLebanese Individual ChampionshipJuly 25-27 20155:35.40​
20k Walk Reggio Emilia Italy October 21 20182:05.24​
10k WalkChiasso, SwitzerlandSeptember 2 2018 57:45
10k WalkTunis, TunisiaJune 04-05 201657:05.61
5000m Walk Jamhour, LebanonJune 26 201526:53.45​
3000m WalkJamhour, LebanonApril 7 201515:34.91​
10000m WalkAmman, Jordan, West Asian ChampionshipJuly 09 20181:03.19​1st
10000m WalkTunis, U23 Mediterranean ChamionshipJune 04 201657:05.6111th
20km WalkGwangju, South Korea, 28th Summer UniversiadeJuly 08-12 20152:09.54​21st
10km WalkManama, Bahrain, Arab Championship April 24-27 201559:00.64th
10000m WalkCairo, Egypt, Arab Junior ChampionshipApril 23 201459:02.21​3rd
4x400mCairo, Egypt, Arab Junior ChampionshipApril,2014 3rd
5000m WalkAmman, Jordan, Youth West Asian ChampionshipOctober 201329:25.492nd
10kmDubai, UAE, West Asian ChampionshipDecember 20121:07.26​2nd