18 February 2020 - 23 Shevat 5780 - כ"ג שבט ה' אלפים תש"פ
Large turnout for Tel Aviv marathon E-mail

Around 40,000 participants from all over the world took part in this year’s Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon, held on 22 February. The annual event has been going since 1981 and is now the country’s biggest sporting event, with participants from Israel, Europe, the US, Africa and many other places.

The series of races in this year’s event included a full marathon (42.2km), a half marathon (21.1km), 10km and 5km runs, and a 42km hand-cycle race for people with special needs. The event gives runners a unique perspective over the city, with the course starting from the Tel Aviv Convention Center, continuing to the boardwalk and along the Mediterranean shore and continues through the ancient port city of Jaffa.

The winner of this year’s full 42km marathon was Samuel Getachew Demie from Ethiopia, with a time of 2:14:30. The current record was set in 2015 by William Kiprono Yagon from Kenya, with a time of 2:10:30.

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