And immediately after they climb aboard their bicycles to begin a route of 180 km, which will be followed by a marathon (42,195 km) in the heart of Eilat Mountains.
It is not the details of the training of a special brigade, but the IsraMan tournament program, which is held annually in Eilat.
While the triathlon usually consists of short distances (1.5 km swim, 4 km cycling and 10 km running), the Ironman competitions bring the body to the test over huge distances.
And to top it all, competitors must finish in 17 hours.
Ironman, do you know Eilat?
IsraMan the first tournament was held in 1999.
Since 2009, this challenge takes place regularly and attracts many fans sporting challenge worldwide.
How is it possible that this competition is so well known in the world?
In 2009 she was the subject of an article in the sports newspaper Triathlete who described it as one of the steps of the toughest Ironman in the world.
A year later, the organizers and the Israeli participants were surprised that the title of IsraMan now attracted international professional competitors who wanted to prove they were able to finish the race in Eilat.
Participation (and success) in the tournament IsraMan became a success to which many aspire.
Eilat offers a warm welcome to international participants.
If you want to join, there is a long way to go before the same tournament:
- Preparation for IsraMan requires a thorough medical examination, physical training, and a change in your lifestyle and your diet for a long time.
But when enrolled line up at the start, and especially when they cross the finish line, they feel a sense of satisfaction exceptional.
Source Israman - Official Website: http://www.israman.co.il/
To follow: / To be continued: / Lee Notik