THE fastest Israeli woman to run the Jerusalem Marathon did so wearing a skirt and a head covering.
Mother-of-five Beatie Deutsch, a religious immigrant from America who lives in Jerusalem, clocked a time of 3hr 9min 50 sec, making her the fastest Israeli woman and the 25th quickest runner overall.
Beatie, 28, said afterwards: “There are no words to describe my experience, running the Jerusalem marathon for the first time.
“The atmosphere was incredible, so many Jews all coming together to raise money for beautiful causes — the unity, the pride, it is truly special.
“But what stands out most for me personally is the feeling I had of Hashem accompanying me every step of the way.”
Last month, Beatie ran the Tel Aviv half-marathon and last year she raised eyebrows when she finished the full Tel Aviv Marathon while seven months pregnant.
Despite her advanced pregnancy and a stress fracture, she finished in 4hr 8 min.