Private Girma Amare is 22 years old from Petah Tikva. Girma is a professional long-distance runner. He made Aliyah from Ethiopia with his family in 2006, and has since competed in every long-distance national competition. He currently holds the title of Israel’s 15km champion and the deputy winner of the 10km race. Girma enlisted last year, and is now the personal assistant to the commander of all combat fitness insructors in the army.

Spotlight: Athlete Soldier – Private Girma Amare