Van Looy and Dogana capture Israman 113

Diego Van Looy managed to run his way to a second-straight title, while Martina Dogana proved she is back with a strong win at the Israman 113 (half-distance) in Eilat, Israel.

| January 27, 2019 | NEWS

Diego Van Looy (BEL) makes it two-for-two in Eilat.

Diego Van Looy (BEL) makes it two-for-two in Eilat.

Photo >Kevin Mackinnon

Diego Van Looy (BEL) proved once again that he is a rocket on the run, posting a 1:12 split to move himself from third to first and successfully defending his title. France's Jeremy Morel had led off the bike with Hungary's Gabor Faldum a minute down, with the Belgian about five minutes behind the leader into T2. Once on the run, though, Van Looy was unstoppable. Morel hung tough for second, while Faldum dropped out of the race, leaving the super-consistent Diederik Scheltinga to run his way to his fourth Israman 113 podium.

Dogana is back

Last year Italy's Martina Dogana had to take a pass on the Israman because she was recovering from two broken elbows sustained in a bike crash. In her first long-distance race since the crash, she dominated from the gun to easily take her second Israman 113 title. Israel's own Hadas Mazar would take second in the pro women's race, with countrywoman Inbar Zahavi Meyer rounding out the podium.

Israman 113 | Pro Men

January 25, 2019 | Eilat, Israel

Name

Country

Overall

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21.1 km Run

1

Diego Van Looy

BEL

4:33:31

0:32:55

2:47:40

1:12:55

2

Jeremy Morel

FRA

4:38:06

0:33:10

2:42:38

1:22:18

3

Diederik Scheltinga

NLD

4:45:06

0:31:41

2:52:41

1:20:43

4

Massimo Cigana

ITA

4:52:32

0:32:49

2:50:02

1:29:39

5

Edan Apsimon

ISR

4:52:57

0:28:34

3:07:45

1:16:37

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Israman 113 | Pro Women

January 25, 2019 | Eilat, Israel

Name

Country

Overall

1.9 km Swim

90 km Bike

21.1 km Run

1

Martina Dogana

ITA

5:35:16

0:36:10

3:22:39

1:36:26

2

Hadas Mazar

ISR

5:45:29

0:42:44

3:21:32

1:41:11

3

Inbar Zahavi Meyer

ISR

6:18:05

0:46:53

3:43:19

1:47:52

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