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Israel's Haredi Mom of 5 Wins Miami Half-Marathon Race

Beatie Deutsch, 30, who moved to Israel from New Jersey in 2009, is known for running in a skirt, sleeves that fall below her elbows, and a headscarf.  On Sunday 9 Feb. 2020 this Haredi Orthodox mother of five won the half-marathon at the 18th annual LifeTime Miami Marathon and Half Marathon event. She finished in a time of 1:16:4 to win in the women’s category. In May 2019 Deutsch was the top female finisher in a 13-mile half-marathon race in Riga, Latvia, becoming the first ultra-Orthodox woman to win an international athletic competition. Beatie, all of 4′ 11″ tall, is also known affectionately as "Speedy Beatie." (VFI News)

Kudos to Israel's athletes who consistently excel in sports competitions between the nations!