A veteran of the Israeli military and a personal trainer, she held the man and asked passers-by to call 911, but no one was willing to get involved.
Runners Without Borders is one of the only Israeli organizations that brings Jews and Arabs together for a common, fun purpose.
A New Jersey mom and devoted runner was stunned to find a bridge on her regular route through Livingston covered with swastikas.
Pia Levine, who is scheduled to compete in a triathalon this weekend, survived a terror attack in Jerusalem. She talks about running after the Boston Marathon bombing.
In the middle of a high school cross country meet in Memphis, Tenn., one boy collapsed. A Jewish student from a rival school was the only runner to stop his race to help.
Wheelchair-bound physicist Stephen Hawking and South Africa’s ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius were among the luminaries on hand for the opening on Wednesday (August 29) night of the biggest Paralympics in the 11-day competition’s history. Hard on the heels of the hard-act-to-follow London 2012 Olympics, the Paralympics got off to a rousing start with dancers, fireworks and near sold-out ticket sales for competitions to be held in the same Olympics park venues.
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is set to make history by running in the London Olympics. By doing so, he will be the first ever double amputee to compete in the Olympics, marking a triumphant high in a difficult journey. Making the cut of the 125 names on South Africa’s team, as the final name, he is expected to compete in the individual 400 meter and 4x400 meter relay. The 25-year-old from Johannesburg, faces the biggest test yet of his athletics career, starting on August 4th, the opening day of the 400-meter heats. The “Blade Runner”, as he is known, runs with carbon fiber blades that often cause blisters and rub his stumps raw. Pistorius was born without fibula bones due to a congenital defect, and lost his legs at 11 months. Already a Paralympic gold medalist, he was initially banned from competing against able-bodied peers. In 2008, he was cleared to compete, and now he comes to London looking for gold.
www.israel.org The city that never sleeps goes running! Get a taste of this Spring’s 2012 Tel aviv Marathon, Bringing together energetic people from Israel and all over the world, Running alongside the special scenery offered by the white city. Visit the MFA’s Social Media Channels Facebook - www.facebook.com www.facebook.com Twitter - www.twitter.com www.twitter.com Find us on Instagram: @IsraelMFA & @StateOfIsrael
www.israel.org Thousands of runners from all over the world came to Jerusalem in order to paticipate in last month’s marathon, which included four categories The public race of 4.2 km, The 10Km marathon, The 21 Km marathon & The full marathon (42 Km). What was it like? Watch and see for yourselves! Visit the MFA’s Social Media Channels: Facebook - www.facebook.com www.facebook.com Twitter - www.twitter.com www.twitter.com Please credit the MFA for any use of this video.
A groundbreaking non-profit in Israel allows disabled people to join in sporting activities from sailing to waterskiing to extreme sports. Etgarim (www.etgarim.org was formed to help handicapped Israelis take part in outdoor sports and extreme sports. The non-profit organization was founded in 1995 by two Israel Defense Force veterans who became disabled during their army service. The two saw that there was no equipment, facilities or activities for people with disabilities. Today, thanks to Etgarim, more than 5000 children and 700 adults participate in strenuous activities such as running, cycling, sailing and rope sports. The founders believe that the effects of the activities carry over into all areas of the participants’ lives, building confidence and self-esteem. Adi Schneider, international resource development manager at Etgarim, says results of the experiences are translated into improved performance at school and better relationships with family and friends. Etgarim’s activities allow participants to face challenges and overcome their fears — while having a fun and exciting time. Download links (copy/paste to browser): Streaming video: www.megaupload.com Download HiRes: www.megaupload.com Script: www.megaupload.com