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Israelis You Should Know: Semion Simkin

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This past summer, The Times of Israel shared this uplifting story about an Israeli who we should all know and admire. Semion Simkin is not only 91 years old, blind, and a Holocaust survivor - he also won the world championship for seniors in the 10k run:

A 91-year-old Israeli Holocaust survivor won a world championship for senior runners of his age category in France...

“This is a scenario I never even dreamed of. I hope that in the future I will still have the strength to continue and to bring honor to Israel,” Simkin told Yisrael Hayom.

Originally from what is today Belarus, Simkin has two children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and lives in Ma’aleh Adumim — a settlement near Jerusalem.

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