The Tel Aviv Marathon has come to an end Friday after 40,000 runners dashed across Israel's cultural capital, blocking traffic.
The race was won by Ethiopian runner Gezu Belete Mekonen with an impressive time of 2:12:12. Kenyan Argaret Njuguna was the best female runner, finishing with a time of 02:27:32 as part of the 45+ category.
While previous marathons were marred by heavy heat, causing some runners to suffer heat strokes, this year saw only 17 people require medical treatment, including a 45-year-old women who suffered a severe sun stroke.
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