JERUSALEM, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- More than 17,000 runners on Friday participated in the run events of the International Jerusalem Marathon, which resumed after a year of stoppage due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions on the entry of foreign nationals to Israel, leading athletes from abroad did not arrive, and the hundreds of foreign runners who participated were those who live in Israel.
The winner of the men's race was Israel's Yimer Getahun, who timed two hours, 24 minutes and seven seconds, while his compatriot Anna Prais won the women's marathon by 3:25:50.
The two winners received a prize of 3,750 U.S. dollars each.
Israeli 32-year-old Beatie Deutsch, a mother of five children, won the women's half-marathon with a result of 1:20:40.
The first to finish in the men's half-marathon race was Haimro Almaya from Israel, with a result of 1:07:52.
The event also included 10km and 5km runs, as well as 1.7km family run and 800-meter communities run. Enditem