Photo: Haim Tzach
Jerusalem marathon
Photo: Haim Tzach

Ethiopian runner wins Jerusalem marathon

Abraham Kabeto Ketla sets record for third Jerusalem race finishing in 2 hours and 16 minutes; Palestinians call for boycott of marathon

VIDEO - Abraham Kabeto Ketla of Ethiopia has won the third Jerusalem marathon, setting a record for the race. About 20,000 runners took part despite protests by Palestinians.


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Ketla finished in 2 hours, 16 minutes and 29 seconds Friday, beating the record by three minutes.

רצים בירושלים (צילום: חיים צח)

Running in the capital (Photo: Haim Tzach)

(צילום: חיים צח)

Photo: Haim Tzach


Luka Kipkemoi Chelimo of Kenya was second at 2:19:02. Vincent Kiplagat Kiptoo of Kenya finished third.


Mihiret Anamo Anotonios of Ethiopia set a record in the women's race with 2:47:26. Radiya Mohammed Roba of Ethiopia was second with 3:05:58.


Palestinians called for a boycott of the marathon because it passed through east Jerusalem, which they claim for a future capital. Palestinians held a small protest without disrupting the race, police said.



פרסום ראשון: 03.01.13, 13:31
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