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  • Charity wins over runners

    March 6, 2013 | 5:01 am

    More than 20,000 runners participated in the Jerusalem Marathon on March 1, completing a course that started at the Knesset and passed a number of important cultural landmarks, offering sweeping views of the city and, as the marathon’s Web site touts, “a run through history.”

    For...

  • East Africans, American clinch six top spots in Jerusalem race

    March 1, 2013 | 6:36 am

    East African runners and a U.S. Air Force captain won the six top spots in the annual Jerusalem marathon, which drew over 20,000 participants from 52 nations.

    Abraham Kabeto Ketla of Ethiopia won with a time of 2:16:29.25, a new record for the Jerusalem Winner International...

  • Arabs boycotting Adidas for sponsoring Jerusalem race

    April 5, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Arab states launched a boycott against Adidas over its sponsorship of last month’s Jerusalem Marathon.

    The boycott of the sports apparel manufacturer was announced Wednesday in Jedda, Saudi Arabia, following a meeting of the Arab youth and sports council of ministers, the French...

  • Ethiopian immigrant is top Jewish finisher in this year’s Jerusalem Marathon

    March 18, 2012 | 11:48 am

    Ashrat “Assaf” Mamo is such a common sight when he pounds the pavement in Jerusalem that he’s on a first-name basis with city bus drivers who, he said, always “ask me about the marathon and encourage me.”

    On Friday, Mamo, a 27-year-old immigrant from Ethiopia, became the...

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