Professional & Elite Athletes

Professional Athletes

In order to race as a professional athlete at CHALLENGE ISRAMAN you must apply for and hold a professional membership with Challenge Family. You will automatically be eligible to receive the following entry benefits for any full or middle distance Challenge event.

  • Free entry for athletes ranked 1-250 in the PTO World Ranking
  • 50% of entry fee for athletes ranked from 251 – 400 in the PTO World Ranking
  • For athletes ranked 401 and above, entry benefits are at the discretion of the race

The professional race is CHALLENGE ISRAMAN 113. There is no professional field in CHALLENGE ISRAMAN 226. To apply for a Challenge Family professional membership, please contact the Challenge Family Pro Liaison, Belinda Granger – [email protected]


Elite Athletes (National Championship Israeli athletes only)
In order to be in the elite category at the National Championships at Challenge Israman 226,
you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

Criteria Men Women
Overall rankings in an olympic distance triathlon or longer (in the 24 month before race day) with a result not greater than 5% more than the overall winner’s time. Top 1% in races with at least 300 male athletes. Top 3% in races with at least 80 female athletes.
Overall rankings in CHALLENGE ISRAMAN Eilat / North (in the 24 month before race day) 1-5 1-3
Exceptional result in the past According to the decision of the organizers

Prize money will be given only to the first 3 in the elite category, even if an age group athlete finishes before them. Elite athlete will not be able to win his age group category.

** Athletes who met at least one of these criteria and wish to race in the elite category must send results references to [email protected] and in order to confirm participation in the category and receive further instructions for registration.