Daily Israel Report
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News Brief

  3/16/2012, Adar 22, 5772

Jerusalem Marathon Under Way


The second annual Jerusalem International Marathon got underway shortly after 7:00 Friday morning between the Knesset and the Israel Museum. About 15,000 runners from 50 countries are taking part in the standard 43 kilometer/26 mile race and various shorter courses.

Traffic and public transportation is being disrupted. Some streets on the race route were closed as early as Thursday evening and will remain closed until 2:00 p.m.