Wednesday, April 14, 2010

When a Marathon Isn't a Marathon


This is an ad from last week's Jewish Standard for a 10k & 5k race sponsored by our local JCC. For those of you that don't read Hebrew, the word on the right is the Hebrew word for "marathon." I thought, this is strange, isn't a marathon 26.2 miles? After consulting with my mom (who is a teacher of Hebrew language) and some other Hebrew speakers, the Hebrew word "marathon" is used to describe a road race of any distance not just 26.2 miles.

P.S. The Rubin Run is a pretty good race. If you live nearby and looking for a local 10k or 5k, definitely check this race out. 

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