40,000 Participate in Jerusalem Marathon Race Through History

JERUSALEM, Israel – Jerusalem is most often known as the Holy City, but on a bright sunny morning, runners from Israel and around the world turned it into a giant sporting venue as they took part in Jerusalem’s annual marathon. As the race official counted down the runners for an early morning start, 40,000 participants took part in this year’s Jerusalem Winner Marathon and other races. That’s 10,000 more than have ever joined in the event. «It’s the 12th marathon, and we are very excited to start the marathon. And you know it’s after the COVID and it’s something very special for us,» exclaimed Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon.