Runners gear up for Jerusalem marathon

Athletes from Israel and around the world will arrive in Jerusalem next spring for the third annual Jerusalem International Marathon on March 1, 2013. Taking place during Israel’s 65th anniversary year, the race will include 26-mile, 13-mile and 6.2-mile running routes through a unique course combining historic sites, beautiful landscapes and modern attractions, including the Old City of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus and Hebrew University, Sultan’s Pool, Mount Zion, American and German Colonies the Alrov Mamilla outdoor mall and streets adjacent to the Mahane Yehuda Market. Prior to the race, the Jerusalem Marathon will also host a sports and health exposition at the Jerusalem International Convention Center, Feb. 26-28. (