An Israeli man won one of the races for the disabled at the New York Marathon. Zvi Bar-Shira finished Sunday’s race in 1:27:49, setting a new record for hand cycling. Meanwhile, a Jewish woman, Deena Drossin, won the U.S. women’s championships at the marathon. Drossin finished the 26-plus mile race in 2:26:58.
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