She Gets Out

Episode 1: Basma | Egypt

Episode Summary

In the first episode of She Gets Out, Magda and Michelle talk with Basma El Baz, an award winning journalist from Cairo, Egypt who also happens to be passionate about running. Basma opens up about how she got her start running in Dubai, what fuels her to get outside, and how running not only connects her to the street, but also to the world around her. 

Episode Notes

In the first episode of She Gets Out, Magda and Michelle talk with Basma El Baz, an award winning journalist from Cairo, Egypt who also happens to be passionate about running. Basma opens up about how she got her start running in Dubai, what fuels her to get outside, and how running not only connects her to the street, but also to the world around her. 

In this episode, Basma talks about Cairo Runners, an organization in Egypt that organizes group runs every Friday in and around Cairo. Cairo Runners is the first street-running initiative in Cairo that began with a simple desire to run in the streets of the city. Their first run was December 14, 2012 with roughly 60 runners. It’s now grown to a weekly event with an average of 2,500 runners each weekend.

The song used in this episode was “Something Elated” by Broke for Free provided by the Free music archive. Thank you to the Shafik Gabr foundation for introducing us to Basma, and to Basma for sharing her story with us. Join our growing community of outdoor women at SheGetsOut.com. Subscribe to our podcast and if you’re so inclined, rate us. It helps others find our work. We’ll see you next time.