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Tel Aviv night run attended by tens of thousands

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Thousands of runners take part in the Tel Aviv Night Marathon through the streets of the city on November 13, 2018.
Miriam Alster/Flash90Thousands of runners take part in the Tel Aviv Night Marathon through the streets of the city on November 13, 2018.

Event, a sign of normalcy, makes a come back following 18 months of pandemic related curbs

Several tens of thousands of people took part in the traditional Tel Aviv night marathon on Wednesday evening, marking the events comeback after its cancellation last year due to the pandemic.

The participants traveled a route just over 10 miles long, crossing the main streets of the coastal City with most its main roads closed to traffic.

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Daniel Molosht won the men’s race, finishing the course in 30 minutes and 38 seconds, while Maya Brickman won among the women with the stopwatch standing at 40 minutes and 30 seconds.

Tel Aviv-Yafo Mayor Ron Huldai kicked off the marathon, welcoming the resumption of sporting events in the city, and announcing that the next marathon will be held in February.

The runners started the race on the Bar Yehuda Bridge, ending it at Ganei Yehoshua Park, where a closing event was held for the participants. 

DJs and light installations were placed all along the route to make the race as festive as possible.

At the end of October, nearly 20,000 runners took part in the Jerusalem marathon, which was also making a comeback after its cancellation last year, due to lockdowns.