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Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar prepares to compete in (Credit: AP)

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar prepares to compete in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Sarah Attar

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar became the first Saudi woman to compete in athletics at the Olympics when she ran in a preliminary heat of the 800-meter run on Aug. 8, 2012.

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar prepares to compete in
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Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar prepares to compete in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar waves before competing in
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Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar waves before competing in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar competes in a women's
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Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar competes in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

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Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar trails in a women's
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Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar trails in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar competes in a women's
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Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar competes in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar competes in a women's
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Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar competes in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar competes in a in
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Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar competes in a in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar prepares to compete in
(Credit: AP)

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar prepares to compete in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

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Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar reacts after competing in
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Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar reacts after competing in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar walks on the track
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Saudi Arabia's Sarah Attar walks on the track after competing in a women's 800-meter heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 8, 2012)

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