2013 Israman Triathlon
Written by: Timothy Carlson
Added: Sat Jan 26 2013
I am sure there are other very tough Ironman-distance tests. But Israman seems to have put its hat in the world's toughest ring with its epic bike course which sports 3,000 meters of climbing, nasty winds, and a leg-annihilating downhill on the run. Located in Eilat, the Israeli resort located at the Red Sea at the southernmost tip of the Negev desert, the venue is already well known as an ITU Olympic distance site. But other than the Eilat dateline, the two courses have little in common other than the passion of the Israeli hosts and fans.
Israman's posters ask "Tough Enough?' This year over a thousand hardy competitors can answer an emphatic "Yes!"
All photographs © Timothy Carlson
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