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Kenyan runners win men, women's races at record-breaking Jerusalem Marathon

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Mar 15, 2019 10:03 AM 1+ week ago

More than 40,000 runners, including some 4,600 athletes from 80 different countries, joined the ninth annual Jerusalem Marathon on Friday morning, the largest-ever number of participants to take part in the race.

Runners from Kenya won the men and women's races -- Ronald Kimeli, 33, won the men's marathon, completing the course in 02:18:47, and Kimaiyo Nancy Chepngetich, 35, finished the women's race in 02:44:50.

Newly elected Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion welcomed the runners and spectators at the start of the race and congratulated the winners at the finish line.

"This is an amazing event, and anyone who has not experienced it cannot understand the emotions. I intend to run next year," Lion told the crowd.

"This year, the Jerusalem Winner Marathon was a record-breaking marathon -- in terms of the number of overall participants, the number of foreign runners, and the amount of tourists to Israel. The marathon brought NIS 20 million (some $5 million) to businesses in the city," Lion added.

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