First Marathon Held in Jerusalem

Photo: Jerusalem Municipal Sports Division

More than 10,000 runners from around the world competed in the first-ever Jerusalem International Marathon on March 25th. 

Consisting of a full, half, 10-kilometer and 4.2-kilometer marathon course, the race brought runners through the winding streets and various sites around Jerusalem, including the Knesset, the Old City, Sultan’s Pool, Mount Zion, the German Colony, the Jerusalem Promenade and the Mount of Olives. 34-year-old Kenyan runner Raymond Kipkoechh finished the race first at a time of two hours and 26 seconds; and in the Woman’s division, 26-year-old Ethiopian runner Oda Worknesh finished at a time of two hours and 50 seconds.

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