Athletes from across the globe flock to Eilat for Israman

Petr Vabrousek of the Czech Republic guaranteed on Wednesday he would win Israman Negev Eilat for a third straight year this Friday.

Over 1,600 athletes, an increase of 400 from last year, from 26 countries will take part in the many events, including the Ironman triathlon, which consists of a 3.8 kilometer swim, 180 km bike ride and a full marathon (42.2 km).

Vabrousek won last year in a time of 9:55.30 hours and his main rival this time around is expected to be Sergio Marques of Portugal.


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