NEW YORK (Oct. 21)
Fourteen Israeli runners will be among the 18,000 running enthusiasts to participate in the New York Marathon October 28, and will be arriving in the U.S. a few days prior to the race to do their last-minute training here.
The runners represent a wide spectrum of Israeli life: there are immigrants from the Soviet Union, England and Yemen; doctors, civil servants and kibbutzniks; and one young runner is scheduled to enter army service on his return from the marathon. The Israeli runners are being hosted once again by the Jewish runners of Livingston, N.J., who received them in their last run in 1982.
The marathon will start from the Verrazano Bridge on Staten Island. The runners follow the set course through all the five boroughs of New York City for 26.2 miles. The run will end after a little more than two hours for the fastest runners at Central Park in Manhattan.