More then 2, 000 people took part in the Jerusalem marathon, the race which was called for a boycott because it passes through east Jerusalem held a small protest with disruption, Police said.
The race had participants from 52 countries running in the full 42-kilometre (26-mile) marathon, the half marathon or a 10-kilometre dash.
It started at the Israeli parliament and followed a hilly course, part of which goes through east Jerusalem including a short stretch inside the Old City.
Ethiopia’s Abraham Kabeto Ketla won the men’s marathon in a time of two hours, 16 minutes and 29 seconds, a record for the Jerusalem event, organizers said.
In second and third place were Kenyans Luka Kipkemoi Chelimo who was second at 2:19:02 and Vincent Kiplagat Kiptoo.
Ethiopia’s Mihiret Anamo Anotonios won the women’s event for the second consecutive year, in a time of two hours, 47 minutes and 26 seconds. Radiya Mohammed Roba of Ethiopia was thirdwith 3:05:08
Unlike the stormy conditions of last year, this Friday morning in Jerusalem was mild and dry.