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.
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.
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.
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 »
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 »