Tens of thousands take part in Jerusalem Marathon


Many of the capital’s streets were closed off Friday morning as over 25,000 people participated in the annual Jerusalem Marathon.

Participants included 2,200 people from 60 countries other than Israel and 6,000 people running to raise money for charity.

The race’s winner was Ethiopian Tadesse Yaee Dahbi, who completed the 42-kilometer route in 2 hours, 18 minutes and 20 seconds.

Magen David Adom paramedic teams treated approximately 40 runners throughout the morning for bruises, dehydration and other mostly non-serious issues. One woman required evacuation to the hospital.

The race began at 6:45 a.m. and was expected to end some time after noon. Streets would gradually reopen until 2 p.m.

Read more at Times of Israel.