Today's inaugural marathon through the troubled region of Gaza ended in a bitter row. Whilst organizers and participants were quick to praise the event, most of the spectators described it as 'boring', 'too long' and 'a bit rubbish'.
"For years, we have dreamed of hosting an international event, to bring all people together," explained one member of the public, "but long distance running? Jesus, who thought of that? I'd rather toil on the Sabbath."
"By halfway, we were actually praying someone would tread on a landmine, just to liven things up", whined another disappointed viewer. "It was just a constant stream of skinny athletes, wheezing past at a moderate pace".
Organizers dismissed the critics, but are said to be reconsidering their plans to introduce test cricket.