Our Wonder Woman of the week is Beatie Deutsch, a religious mother of five in Jerusalem who had the fastest time of any Israeli woman in the Jerusalem Marathon. Beatie, a Har Nof resident who made Aliya from NY, ran the 42.2 km course on Friday in just 3:09, making her 25th overall and first among Israeli women. 

Last year, Beatie ran the Tel Aviv Marathon a bit slower, but she had a good excuse: she was seven months pregnant at the time. 

In her post on Facebook Friday, Beatie wrote, “There are no words to describe my experience today running the Jerusalem marathon for the first time and finishing as the first Israeli women (and 25th overall!) in 3:09… a time I never thought possible. The atmosphere in Yerushalayim is incredible, so many Jews all coming together to raise money for beautiful causes, the unity, the pride it is truly special. But what stands out most for me personally is the feeling I had of Hashem accompanying me every step of the way.”

Beatie described some personal health challenges she faced along the way, and added, “I’m completely humbled by all your love and support and the donations you’ve made to the two charities I raised money for – One Family and Beit Daniella…..Please continue to show your support and donate to [Beit Daniella].” 

Kol Hakavod Beatie. We are all proud of you!

Follow Beatie on Instagram: @marathonmother

The winners of the Jerusalem Marathon were mostly Kenyans, including Kipkogey Shadrack, who came in first overall at 2: 21.26. The fastest woman was Samoeimily Chepkemoi from Kenya at 2:52:33. 

The first Israelis to finish the marathon were the twins Ran and Dan Alterman, who finished in 2:41:22 and 2:45:59, respectively.