20,000 runners from 52 countries in the Jerusalem Marathon

20,000 runners in the Jerusalem Marathon

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  • ​20,000 runners from 52 countries around the world participated in 
    the third annual Jerusalem marathon held on Friday (March 1 2013). The runners chose between the full 42-kilometre (26-mile) marathon, the half marathon or a 10-kilometre dash.

    Ethiopian runner Abraham Kabeto Ketla flew past the finish line at 2 hours, 16 minutes and 29 seconds, beating the record by three minutes. Luka Kipkemoi Chelimo of Kenya was second at 2:19:02. Vincent Kiplagat Kiptoo, also from Kenya finished third. On the women’s side, it was also a big win for Ethiopia, with fellow countrymen Mihiret Anamo Anotonios and Radiya Mohammed Roba finishing 1-2. Antonios also set the women’s record in the process with a time of 2:47:26.

    See more at: israelli.org​
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