Photo Credit: Adi Deutsch
Adi Deutsch, IDF veteran, amputee and marathon runner

And on Sunday, Nov. 1, Adi participated, along with more than 50,000 other athletes, in the 45th annual New York City Marathon.

When the spoke with Adi just days before the marathon, he said he felt ready, excited and well-prepared.

IDF veteran and amputee Adi Deutsch, practicing before the 2015 NYC Marathon.

“Don’t believe it when people tell you that you can’t do something,” Adi told this reporter. “Choose your friends based on whether they say you can do something.”

Adi Deutsch at the finish line of the 2015 NYC Marathon. At lower left, with red star.

Adi Deutsch finished the 2015 NYC Marathon with a time of 3 hours and 54 minutes. Kol HaKavod!

Adi Deutsch, IDF amputee, NYC Marathoner! Nov. 1, 2015.

Thirty-six years after losing a leg to a landmine in Lebanon, Adi Deutsch is a winner in many, many ways. And he’s helping others to become winners also.


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Lori Lowenthal Marcus is a contributor to the A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: [email protected]