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  • Despite increased tension, Jerusalem Marathon attracts runners from around the globe

    March 23, 2016 | 5:28 pm

    Minutes after runners from around the world kicked off the sixth annual Jerusalem Marathon on March 18 from Sacher Garden, next to Israel’s Knesset, the city’s mayor and architect of the racing course took a last peek at the starting line. 

    “If you love running, there’s nothing...

  • Ethiopian citizen wins Jerusalem marathon

    March 13, 2015 | 10:08 am

    Tadesse Dabi Yae, 26, won the fifth annual Jerusalem marathon, which the Ethiopian citizen concluded in two hours, 18 minutes and 20 seconds.

    Dabi competed on Friday against approximately 25,000 runners from 60 countries, The Jerusalem Post reported.

    Last year’s race was won by...

  • 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.”


  • 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...