Kenyan runner wins Jerusalem marathon

The Jerusalem municipality says a Kenyan runner, 25-year-old Kipkogey Shadrack, won this year’s marathon in the holy city with a time of 2:16:33.

Main roads closed for traffic Friday as the race weaved through central Jerusalem and the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City. About 25,000 athletes from Israel as well as a record 2,500 foreign visitors took part, Jerusalem city spokeswoman Brachie Sprung said ahead of the event. Police said over a thousand officers secured the sporting event, which comes amid six months of near-daily Palestinian attacks on civilians and security forces.



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