Ukrainian Valentyna Veretska, who won the Jerusalem marathon on March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean) AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean
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The winner of this past Friday’s Jerusalem Marathon was a most worthy champion!

The Jerusalem Marathon was held this past Friday with over 25,000 runners participating.

The winner of the marathon in the women’s division was Valentyna Veretska, a Ukrainian refugee who recently fled the war-torn country while leaving her husband behind to fight the Russians.

Watch her deliver moving comments about winning the marathon and isten to the message Valentyna’s husband sent her before the race!