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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.

 

Video courtesy of jn1.tv

 

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


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Running in the capital (Photo: Haim Tzach)


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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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