My 2nd Barefoot Half Marathon By Elad I did it the second time. In the Jerusalem Marathon race. Jerusalem Marathon is well known for its uphills and downhill. Nobody is going to this race to try to do a new personal record. It is impossible. Everybody is coming to this race just for pure fun. It is called "A race for the soul." Therefore, I decided to do this race barefoot. We reached the the staging area before sunrise. The temperature was cold. I was afraid that I did a serious mistake to leave my shoes at home. (I live close to Tel-Aviv were the weather is already warm. I was surprised by the morning chill in Jerusalem.) But after one KM of running I got warm up enough to enjoy the rest of the race. I was running together with my friend and he set a slow pace so I had a chance to really enjoy the race and the course and the environment. Some streets were tough and itchy. Some were smooth and spoiling. We crossed the finish line together at 2:23:52.