The best photos from the Jerusalem Marathon
Runners unite for a grueling route and all the glory wrapped up in 26.2 miles.
If you sit back and think for a minute about the above zoom-effect photo, you start to get the sense that maybe that wasn't a photo effect at all, but simply the tremendous energy radiating from the runners in the seventh annual Jerusalem Marathon on Friday.
After all, these folks are about to finish a grueling 26.2-mile route through the streets of Jerusalem, Israel, a city rich in history, culture and stunning architecture. Wouldn't you be as jubilant as that green-shirted runner in the middle?
They were so jubilant, in fact, that they couldn't even wait till they were finished running to bring out the balloons.
Indeed, finishing one of these is a momentous achievement. For Josh Strahl, a plumber living in Israel who recovered from heart surgery and is now an accomplished climber and marathon runner, it was yet another link in his chain en route to conquering as many endurance sports as possible.
Strahl recently summitted Mount Kilimanjaro in what he called an "epic" climb. Today, he sent us this photo finish:
"I met so many interesting people," he told From The Grapevine after completing the race, his 21st marathon. "I had a great time!"
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