The marathon taking place in Tel Aviv on February 24 is set to try and break a world record together with Israeli running champion Lonah Chemtai Salpeter.
The Tel Aviv Playtika Marathon includes a full marathon, a half-marathon, a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) race, a 5k (3.1-mile) race, a paracycling race and a mini-marathon for children.
Chemtai Salpeter and 30 top female runners from Israel and around the world will try to break the world record for women in the 10k race.
Chemtai Salpeter holds the Israeli record for a full marathon of 02:17:45 hours. She came in third place in the marathon at the 2022 World Athletics Championship and in the 10k stretch at the 2022 European Athletics Championship.
“Running 10 kilometers in the Tel Aviv Playtika Marathon is very special for me,” Chemtai Salpeter said.
“My goal is to beat my personal best and finish the run in under 30:05 minutes. For me, it is a great honor to make my country proud in every race that I compete in. I invite all the runners to cheer me on, running by my side and to be part of this challenge.”
According to organizers, the 10k route that starts at Rokach Boulevard in North Tel Aviv is a fast and flat course with room on both sides for spectators. The February event will be the 15th marathon to take place in the city and more than 40,000 runners are expected to participate.