Pinoy winner eyes to win at Tel Aviv Marathon

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The first Israeli marathon to be held under the official mark of the World Athletics Association 

In photo: Jervis John Salvador Tel Aviv Marathon Video Winner (Photo courtesy of Israel Embassy Manila)

Runners from over 40 different countries have already registered for the 2022 Samsung Tel Aviv Marathon, Israel’s leading sporting event, which finally returns to its previous form, in the heart of the city of Tel Aviv on Friday, February 25, 2022. The Samsung Tel Aviv Marathon will be held for the first time under the official mark of the World Athletics Association, thus becoming the first Israeli marathon in history to hold this license, joining the list of the largest and leading marathons of the world.  

Israel Ministry of Tourism Marketing Manager Anna Oraiza Aban & Tel Aviv Marathon Winner Jervis Salvador

Following on from last year’s digital marathon competition, the city of Tel Aviv-Yafo with the support of the Israel Ministry of Tourism and Kapaim are proud to host the winner Jervis Johns Salvador, from Manila, the Philippines. Jervis will be treated to an all-expenses paid trip to Tel Aviv, where he will run his first ever full marathon (42.195km) and discover the best sites of the city. Tel Aviv cannot wait to host him and wishes him the best of luck with the marathon! 

Tel Aviv Marathon by Dani Shactman

“When I won the Tel Aviv Marathon contest last year, I was thrilled and ecstatic to know that my dream of going to Israel is coming true. I am grateful to the Almighty for blessing me the opportunity of running my first 42K-kilometer race in Tel Aviv, the biggest running event in Israel. I thank everyone behind the Tel Aviv Marathon and Israel’s Ministry of Tourism for creating a unique way of getting people together despite the difficulties of lockdowns and pandemic restrictions. Israel is always close to the heart of the Filipinos; that is why I am happy to be representing my country Philippines, in this marathon event.” Jervis Salvador, Tel Aviv Marathon Winner. 

The event of the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality and produced by Kapaim, will respect health guidelines and regulations imposed by the Ministry of Health and will follow the Green Pass. The event is expected to attract tens of thousands of runners who will be taking part in one of the five spectacular urban marathons – Full Marathon (42.195 km), Half marathon (21 km), 10 km race, 5 km race and a mini marathon that will take place on February 23rd at the Ganei Yehoshua park, which will include an end track for children with disabilities and their families (500meters and 1 km). 

The starting point (for all tracks) will be located on Rokach Boulevard between Ganei Yehoshua Park and the fairgrounds, from where the runners will continue to the tracks marked by colors that will differentiate between them and pass through the main sites of the city of Tel Aviv. Along the route, runners will pass through the scenic routes of Tel Aviv, including the Rothschild Boulevard, the Tel Aviv port and beaches, Ganei Yehoshua Park, Dizengoff Street, Rabin Square, Hayarkon Street, Ibn Gabirol Street, Old Jaffa and Jaffa Port. The Samsung Tel Aviv Marathon is one of the only marathons in the world that includes ten kilometers of its route along sandy beaches. 

Sammy Yahia, Israel Ministry of Tourism Director for India and the Philippines.

“In 2021, we had thousands of runners from all over the world participate in the Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon from their home countries.  The winner of the 2021 marathon, Jervis Johns Salvador from Manila, the Philippines, is going to Tel Aviv to participate in this year’s event and, maybe even win again! Two years ago, there were over 40,000 runners from all over the world who came to Israel and ran through the city for the Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon.  That was one of the last major public events that Israel hosted before the pandemic brought the world to a stop.  The Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon returning to normal is a positive sign for us, not only for the reopening of skies to Israel, but also a huge push for the tourism industry as well”, Sammy Yahia, Israel Ministry of Tourism Director for India and the Philippines. 

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