Tag Archive for Jerusalem Marathon

25,000 runners to participate Friday in annual Int’l Jerusalem Marathon

The 4th Int’l Jerusalem Marathon is set for this Friday with 25,000 runners from 54 countries are expected to take part in one of several tracks.

The 800-meter social race, the International Jerusalem ”Winner” Marathon, supports the needy.

By Yori Yalon


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Arabs call to boycott Jerusalem marathon, cancel football peace match

More & more Palestinian officials forbid local businesses & organizations from having private dealings with Israelis.

By Israel Today Staff

Despite claiming to foster peace and coexistence, the Palestinians this week called for a boycott of the Jerusalem marathon and cancelled a soccer exhibition that would have pitted Israeli and Palestinian players against international powerhouse FC Barcelona.

Annual Jerusalem Int’l Marathon – Photo: israeltoday.co

Up to 20,000 people from around the world were expected to take part in the third annual Jerusalem Marathon on Friday. The marathon has received international acclaim and attracted major foreign sponsors.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat had hoped the event could demonstrate coexistence and a joint desire by Israelis and Palestinians to build up the holy city. Continue Reading »

Gold given to Ethiopian runner in annual Jerusalem Marathon

PA called for runners & sponsors to boycott marathon for political reasons.

Int’l participants have increased, from 800 two years ago to 1,700 on Friday.



Ethiopian runner Abraham Kabeto Ketla won the third annual International Jerusalem Winner Marathon on Friday, setting a new record for the event with a time of 2:16:29.25.
The leaders in the Jerusalem Marathon at the 5k mark, March 1, 2013

The leaders in the Jerusalem Marathon at the 5k mark, March 1, 2013 – Photo: Melanie Lidman

In second and third place were Luka Kipkemoi Chelimo of Kenya who finished in 2:19:01.95 and Vincent Kiplagat Kiptoo of Kenya who completed the run in 2:20:12.60.

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Fatah: Boycott the Jerusalem marathon

Palestinians call on participants & sponsors alike to withdraw their support from the annual race that also winds through city’s eastern section

By the Associated Press


Palestinians are calling for a boycott of a marathon race in Jerusalem that winds through the city’s eastern sector. Palestinians claim it as their capital.

‘Symbol of coexistence.’ Jerusalem marathon (archives) – Photo: Reuters

The third annual Jerusalem marathon takes place Friday. Previous races have drawn thousands of runners from around the world and attracted international brands as sponsors.

In a statement Tuesday, the Palestine Liberation Organization called on marathon participants and sponsors to withdraw their support. Continue Reading »

Arabs: Keep Marathon Runners Away from Temple Mount

The PLO threatened Israel not to use the upcoming annual Jerusalem Marathon as an attempt to “Judaize” Jerusalem

By David Lev


With the Jerusalem Marathon set to take place March 1, the Palestinian Authority is warning Israel not to use the race to “Judaize” the city, presenting it as a “unified capital of Israel,” said the chairman of the PLO’s action committee, Ahmed Qureia. Qureia is also the head of the “Al-Aqsa Department” in the PA, and on Sunday he warned Israel to ensure that marathoners stay away from the Temple Mount, where the mosque is located.

Runners from some 50 countries are expected at this year’s marathon. Continue Reading »