Israel Announces Line-up of Sport Competitions Through 2012
Israel’s 300 days of sunshine per year, diverse terrain and state-of-the-art facilities make it a world-class sporting destination unlike any other. This year and through 2012, Israel will host a wide-range of sport marathons and fitness competitions, including:
TLV RUN TLV (April 8): Tel Aviv’s annual marathon will feature a full, half, 6.2-mile and 2.5-mile courses through the beaches, boulevards, parks and Bauhaus architecture of the White City.
Herzliya Women’s Triathlon (May 18): The 18th Women’s Triathlon is the largest sporting event for women in Israel, attracting thousands of participants from around the world to compete along the Mediterranean beaches just ten minutes north of Tel Aviv.
CEV U20 European Beach Volleyball Championships (July 27 – August 8): The world’s top volleyball players will converge on Tel Aviv’s Gordon Beach for a two-week tournament this summer.
The 19th Maccabiah Games (July 16-30): A quadrennial competition ranked among the world’s top sporting events, the Maccabiah Games will showcase the world’s top athletes competing in track and field, tennis and fencing competitions, among others, at various sport stadiums and venues around Israel.
Tour de Dead Sea (December 2011): An annual cycle race along the contours of the Dead Sea, the Tour de Dead Sea will attract more than one thousand cyclists from around the world and feature four different routes along the sea each with a varying level of difficulty.
Youth Sailing World Championship 2011 (December 27): For the first time ever, Eilat will host this prestigious sailing competition which is expected to attract more than 2,000 sailors from Israel and around the world.
Israman Competition (January 20-21, 2012): Ranked by USA Triathlete Magazine as one of the world’s top triathlons, the Israman competition will challenge athletes with a 2.5-mile swim, 111-mile cycle route and a full 26-mile marathon.
2nd Jerusalem International Marathon (March 16, 2012): The critically applauded Jerusalem Marathon will bring runners through a landscape rich in history around the Old City holy sites, as well as Mount Scopus and the Knesset and finishing at Sacher Park.
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