At the break of dawn on the last Friday in January, thousands of athletes and their supporters will once again stand on the edge of the clear water of the Red Sea, ready to challenge their limits on one of the toughest triathlon races in the world Israman Samsung.
Who ever raced the Israman in the past knows that this race, with its challenging course and unstable weather, isn't like any other race. Not surprisingly the Israman reputation and international recognition keeps growing year after year. What began in 1999 as an intimate competition with only a few athletes, grew and developed, quantitatively and qualitatively, to become one of the major international competitions in the country.
"Triathlete Magazine" has ranked the Israman amongst the top 10 best long distance triathlons in the world.
Iron distance, half iron distance and relay team.
The bike course of the Israman is one of the toughest and challenging in the world, as competitors start with a long climb followed by rolling hills with strong winds in a beautiful desert landscape.