COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - More than 7,000 Jewish athletes will be in Israel for the opening ceremony of the 2009 Maccabiah Games on July 13.
This year, the United States delegation will not only be highlighted by swimmer Jason Lezak- who anchored the 4x100-meter freestyle relay at the 2008 Olympic Games - but also by former Illinois wrestler, Lindsey Durlacher.
Durlacher, a 1997 graduate, will be among those competing in the world's third largest sporting event.
The Buffalo Grove, Ill., native will participate in two weeks of competition and cultural immersion in Israel.
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