I get blisters everywhere from the slightest friction – anything. But I’ve never let it take over my life,” he says. On Friday, however, he will be facing his largest challenge yet: running a full 10-km.

The students at Yeshivat Torat Shraga in Jerusalem spend most of their time learning Gemara. But they are also learning about Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare and painful skin disease afflicting David Beiss, a boy who attended the yeshiva last year, and about 25,000 people world-wide ...

More than 20,000 runners participated in the Jerusalem Marathon on March 1, completing a course that started at the Knesset and passed a number of important cultural landmarks, offering sweeping views of the city and, as the marathon’s Web site touts, “a run through history.” ...

Among some 25,000 runners in the Jerusalem International Marathon on March 21 were quite a few current or former North Jersey residents, many of them participating for the benefit of charities in the 5K or 10K portions of the route. The Jewish Standard talked to some running novices about what pushed them to the starting line ...

Changing footwear on race day is taboo among long distance runners. But David Beiss is no ordinary marathoner. An 18-year-old native of West Hempstead, N.Y., David has EB Simplex Dowling-Meara ...

The Jerusalem Marathon. It’s one of the world’s toughest, but you can’t beat the view. Or the inspiration. Chaim Shulman, 18, a Woodmere graduate of Mesivta Ateres Yaakov, completed his first marathon on Friday as a member of Team Butterfly, an organization promoting awareness of Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) ...

The skin on his feet is fragile as a butterfly’s wings. That, however, will not stop 18-year-old David Beiss from running the 10-kilometer route of the March 16 Jerusalem Marathon. Beiss has recruited 42 other teenagers ...