Israeli starts London Marathon…at the finishing line
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Israeli starts London Marathon…at the finishing line

Israeli Hagai Penkar started the London Marathon at the finishing line.

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Israeli Hagai Penkar became the last person to start Sunday’s London Marathon – after turning up for the start of it at the finishing line.

Running for the Haifa Police Station, Penkar turned up for the start of the 26-mile race at Green Park – ten miles where he should have been.

Telling BBC Radio 5 Live how he programmed in a route to the finishing line, instead of the starting line from his hotel, he finally began the race at 10.38am – becoming the final runner to get underway.

Interview: BBC Radio 5 Live

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