Barkat announces 5th international Jerusalem Marathon

Less than 24 hours after tackling a knife-wielding terrorist near the capital’s City Hall, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat switched gears Monday afternoon to announce that the fifth annual international Jerusalem Winner Marathon will take place next month.

Speaking on a podium with sweeping views of the capital outside of Saint Andrew’s Scottish Guesthouse, Barkat described the March 13 event – expected to attract 25,000 runners from Israel and 55 other countries – as a “dream come true.”

“The Jerusalem marathon is breathtaking, and in this case breathtaking has a dual meaning because it’s a fabulous, beautiful race, and also challenging physically,” he said.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Sports/Barkat-announces-5th-international-Jerusalem-Marathon-391955

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