Changing times- Jerusalem’s disabled marathon as metaphor

“These children are, in a way, facing marathons every day of their lives.”

By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
May 11, 2017 19:44
Jerusalem’s disabled marathon

Team Shalva, seen here at the marathon, was comprised of nearly 1,000 runners. (photo credit: OMER BENOVICI)

 
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The Jerusalem Marathon is still in its early stage.

Begun just seven years ago, it has grown significantly in size. This year saw more than 30,000 runners participating, with approximately 6,000 of them running for charitable causes. While the various tracks of the main marathon start from Sacher Park, just past the park, the disabled marathon hosts thousands of participants as well.

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