The Israeli pro competitors at the full distance restored the Israman crown by dominating with a wire-to-wire performance in both the men’s and women’s race at a record breaking day in the Israman
Israeli Omri Gazit (9:47:27) won the race with an impressive wire-to-wire lead over the field. The defending Israeli champion Dan Alterman (9:55:44) was second after a thrilling chase followed by one of the best run splits in Israman history. Israeli Amit Shaked (10:00:53) rounded up the podium with a stealth and steady performance.
In the women's race the defending champion and 3 time Israman winner from Israel Antonina Reznikov (10:29:30) defended her crown successfully and broke the race record that was held by her once again.
In second place was previous Israman champion Irena Mazin (12:30:23) from Israel in her 11th appearance at the race.
In the half distance, it was belgian Diego Van looy half distance three-peat (4:30:33) who blasted his way to the finish line with a men's best bike and run closing a swim deficit. In second Erik-Simon Strijk of Netherlands (4:37:25) with a stellar performance and in third Eilat based Roee Zo-Arets (4:42:40) which rounded up the podium once again with an improvement over last year.
In the women’s race the Olympic Triathlon world champion Nicola Spirig from Swiss in a one-woman show wire-to-wire dominating performance (4:47:26). Nicola broke the previous record held by Alice Hector of Great Britain by 16 minutes. Katharina Grohmann ( 5:23:29) from Germany had not many options left and finished second. Hadas Mazar (5:37:33) from Israel finished third.