Kisharon’s runners in Sunday’s London Marathon raised more than £17,000. First home was Hatem Akriche who finished in 2mins 59. He was followed by Shlomi Rokach 3:37, Alison Morley 4:44, Cherie Diamond 4:49, Dr Yaakov Schmidt 5:46 and Linda Lazarus 6:54.
Kisharon champions: Top, from left Shlomi Rokach with his family, Linda Lazarus, Cherie Diamond and, below, Hatem Akriche
Three of the team were first-time marathon runners, including Cherie, who travelled from South Africa to take part. First-timer Alison, marking her 40th birthday, said: ” I am lucky to be blessed with three healthy children who are thriving at their schools. I am running to raise money to help educate and help to offer social and life skills to those who need it.”
Linda said: “I only started running 10 months ago but wanted to challenge myself to do this. I’ve always been quite fit but this will be my first marathon and my last!”
The marathon was the tenth – but also the toughest – for Yaakov. He said: “Due to health problems I couldn’t train and prepare for the past three months. This showed in the longer time against better results of less than four hours in past marathons in London, New York and Vienna. But I finished and I’m feeling great!”
Warm congratulations and sincere thanks to you all.