British participants on the FZY gap year scheme joined athletes from around the world to take part in the Jerusalem Marathon and raise more than £7,400 for the Ethiopian Barmitzvah Fund.
Forty-five members of the year course group completed runs. Most took on 10 kilometres, while three people successfully finished the half-marathon.
A Swedish member of the group, Michael Einhorn, even managed the full 42 kilometres of the marathon route. “Afterwards I got a medal, fruit, water, yoghurt and congratulations from people I’d never met, “he said. “It was one of the best experiences ever, another year course memory that I will never forget.”
The FZY group hopes to raise £12,000 for the charity with different events throughout their time in Israel.