Geva Newsreel 416, 1968

Independence Races Closing Event in Jerusalem

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Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Two thousand youths and adults partake in the 1968 Independence Race along a five-kilometer track around the Jerusalem Old City walls. This race is the last in a series of competitions held across Israel during a three-month period. At the end of the race, a closing ceremony takes place at Givat Ram Stadium, in the presence of President of Israel Zalman Shazar and Mayor Teddy Kollek. The closing display includes womens running heats and a demonstration of gymnastics exercises.

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