December 16, 2004

by Andrew Silow-Carroll
If you were a Jew in Afghanistan, you'd run too...

The JTA reports:

A Jewish man won the first marathon held in Afghanistan.
1st Lt. Mike Baskin finished Sundayís run in 3 hours, 12 minutes and 15 seconds. Baskin, who has been in Afghanistan since April, is a regular attendee at Temple Adat Shalom in Poway, Calif., his father Alan told JTA. Baskinís father is Jewish but his mother is not; his brother is formally converting to Judaism in Israel, Alan Baskin said.

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