2014 Israman Negev Triathlon

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Bar Redandsky exults in his 11th place finish.
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Safety kayakers set out before dawn under moonlight.
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Graceful triathlete prepares for the swim.
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The pro waves takes off!
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A pack of swimmers heads back to shore.
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Long course swimmer runs up the beach before setting off on his final lap.
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Crazy excited after surviving the swim.
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A string of triathlon cyclists ascend the desert hill.
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One of several steep hills along the border.
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Sign warning of cross winds was not necessary this year.
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Riders ascending yet another climb amidst magnificent Negev landscape.
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Riders pass a military checkpoint on their way to T2.
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Runners leaves T12, facing a steep downhill that hurts legs more than the flats below.
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ITU Olympic distance veteran Dan Alterman finished 4th in the 113 half .
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Runner descends the steep hill above Eilat.
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A blind competitor runs with his guide.
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Peter Vabrousek passes an age grouper running the other way on an out and back above the port.
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Vadim Suraev finished 6th in 10:39:21.
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Petr Vabrousek opened up a 90-second lead on Tom Marmarelli on the downhill, then fought off Marmarelli's charge that came within15 seconds of the lead before the winner took charge to the finish.
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Winner Petr Vabrousek of the Czech Republic and runner-up Tom Marmarelli of Israeli congratulate one another at the finish line.
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