Ohio High school cross-country runner disqualified for wearing a hijab

"My hijab is a part of me. Like if you're asking me to run without my hijab, you're asking me not to run. That's period. Point-blank."

Noor Alexandria Abukaram runs varsity cross-country at Sylvania Northview.

After crossing the finish line strong in her hardest race Saturday, officials informed her coach that she was disqualified.

Even though Noor had run in several races before, this time, officials pointed out that she did not have a waiver that allows runners to participate in a hijab. 

“You sign it when you’re violating a rule, so, you know, hijabs not being allowed is not a rule,” Noor explained.

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