By Padraig O'Hannelly.
Hussein Al-Alak (pictured below) will run the Manchester 10k on Sunday on behalf of the AMAR International Charitable Foundation.
“It’s the only charity in the United Kingdom that supports health, education and, more importantly, mental health programmes, in Iraq …
“You’ve got a lot of amazing causes [in the race] and it’s nice to be able to say: ‘This is what we’re doing at AMAR’.“
You can help AMAR in its essential work in Iraq by donating here.