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Palestinians urge boycott of Jerusalem marathon

Updated: February 26, 2013, 12:16 PM ET
Associated Press

JERUSALEM -- Palestinians are calling for a boycott of a marathon race in Jerusalem that winds through the city's eastern sector. Palestinians claim it as their capital.

The third annual Jerusalem marathon takes place Friday. Previous races have drawn thousands of runners from around the world and attracted international brands as sponsors.

In a statement Tuesday, the Palestine Liberation Organization called on marathon participants and sponsors to withdraw their support.

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