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Jews tri-umphant at race

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-08-07

Adam Benjamin and Jonathan Rosenbla

Adam Benjamin and Jonathan Rosenblatt

Jewish participants in the London Triathlon which took place on Sunday have raised over £6,000 to support the global work of World Jewish Relief.

Two 23-year-old triathlon first-timers, Adam Benjamin and Jonathan Rosenblatt, took part in the gruelling event which saw them swim in the Thames for 1.5km, cycle for 40km and run for 10km.

The men from north west London, who trained for six months, completed the event in just over three hours.

"I’m thrilled with the result, and I know that the money we’ve raised for WJR will go a really long way," said Rosenblatt.

Benjamin added: "I definitely feel that as a Jew whose ancestors have suffered such atrocities, we all have a responsibility for the Darfuri people. I am grateful to WJR for giving me the opportunity to do a little something for a really important cause."