Honorary Runners

meet tal

Tal doesn't let Downs Syndrome hold him back from his dreams of being a top athlete. According to Tal, his dream is to run a marathon so he can "appear on the sports' page: Tel Kedem, famous star and famous player." We think after this year's big race, Tal is well on his way to achieving this dream!

meet maor

Meet Maor. Maor was born deaf, with cognitive disabilities and one leg longer than the other. Maor, who can only walk a few steps at a time, has decided to work hard to participate in this year's Jerusalem Marathon. He will run the Community race for Shalva for the second time. Last year, he accomplished his lifelong dream when he crossed the finish line, and he's been waiting all year to repeat the feat!