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Iconic Israman triathlon joins Challenge Family

Event set to celebrate 25th anniversary in 2024

Photo by: Kevin Mackinnon

With one of the most spectacular (and challenging) triathlon courses in the world, the Israman Triathlon will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Jan. 26, 2024 as a new member of the Challenge Family.

Set in Eilat, Israel, the Israman Triathlon offers both full- and half-distance races. After swimming in the Red Sea, both races offer a challenging bike ride that begins with a long, 20+ km climb into the mountains. The bike finishes at the top of the mountain, which means athletes begin their run with a descent back to Eilat.

Time Trial Tuesday: Israman fliers

Eilat is a popular tourist destination, known for its sandy beaches and amazing snorkelling and diving opportunities. After the race athletes often take the opportunity to take in more of Israel’s tourism opportunities, too.

“The dream of turning Israman, which is chosen year after year as one of the 10 most beautiful and challenging competitions in the world, into an international competition in Israel is finally coming true, “ said Merav Itshaki, CEO of Shvoong, the local event organising company. “We are sure the connection between the brands will boost the competition to the next level, will significantly increase the number of international athletes coming to compete in Israel in the winter, under excellent conditions in Eilat and will allow the local athletes to experience an international event that retains its local characteristics. Together with Challenge, we at Shvoong will make sure the experience of the athletes and their families will be one to remember.”

Gallery: Israman 2017

You can get more information about the event here.