Ethiopian Wins Jerusalem Marathon


Tadesse Dabi Yae, 26, defeated some 25,000 runners from 60 countries to take the fifth annual race.

A 26-year-old Ethiopian, Tadesse Dabi Yae, won the fifth annual Jerusalem Marathon.
Dabi defeated some 25,000 runners from 60 countries in last Friday’s race, The Jerusalem Post reported. His winning time of 2 hours, 18 minutes, 20 seconds was about 2 minutes slower than the record set last year by Ronald Kimeli Kurgat, 28, of Kenya, who won in 2:16:09.
Some of the runners participating in the race, which began shortly after 6 a.m. in order to prevent heat exhaustion, ran in groups, including those organized by Jewish organizations.
Dror, a Beit Shemesh-based organization helping young girls achieve their potential through education and sports, sent a team of 126 runners.
The Koby Mandell Foundation, which helps families that lost loved ones to terrorist attacks, had 60 runners.


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