Picture of the 2019 Tel Aviv Marathon.
(photo credit: RONEN TOPELBERG)
A record number of participants - more than 40,000 runners - took part in the 2019 11th annual Tel Aviv-Jaffa Marathon on Friday, and enjoyed an extraordinary experience.
Runners of every age from all over Israel and beyond participated in the five races - a full marathon (42.195 km), a half marathon (21 km), a 10km race, a 5km race and a hand-bike race for the handicapped - held in exceptionally pleasant weather and vibrant atmosphere.
The men's full-marathon winner was Demi Samuel Gatcho of Ethiopia, who finished the course in a time of 2:14:30 hours. The women's winner, Margaret Negui of Kenya, finished the full marathon with a score of 2:40:25.
A women's track record was set for 10 km: 31:53 minutes, by Salmavit Biolin from Tel Aviv. Israeli-American Orthodox mother of five Beatie Deutsch finished the half marathon with an impressive time of 1:17:25.
Tel Aviv-Jaffa Mayor Ron Huldai congratulated the winners and awarded them the prizes, and the festivities concluded with a huge celebration in the Ganei Yehoshua parking lot.
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