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102 Gazans unable to enter Bethlehem for Palestine Marathon


Israeli authorities say ‘Palestinian officials are being provocative’ since the Palestinian Olympic Committee submitted the Gaza runners’ names late, leaving insufficient time for COGAT to prepare permits, then exploiting the sport for political gain by blaming Israel.

By Elior Levy


4,300 runners competed in the fourth annual Palestine Marathon on Friday in Bethlehem.

Despite the festive atmosphere, the event was not free of political tensions between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. 102 Gazans requested permission to participate in the race including Nader Al-Masri, who represented the Palestinians at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and won the Palestine Marathon last year. Continue Reading »

15 Israelis to run 60 kilometers and conquer Mount Everest

So who are these 15 Israeli runners, & how are they preparing for a run up to the summit of the highest peak in the world?


For thousands of participants, this year’s Tel Aviv Marathon, on February 28, was a lofty target at which they had been aiming themselves for months. But for the group of runners that gathered the night before outside the offices of Icon Fashion Accessories in Bnei Brak, it was just the first step in a lengthy training regimen leading up to one of the sport’s biggest challenges: the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon, held every year on May 29 to mark the historic trek of Tenzing Norgay and Edmond Hillary to the summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Continue Reading »