Triathlete finishes just outside top-20
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Triathlete finishes just outside top-20

First Israeli triathlete to compete at Olympics finishes gruelling race in 26th place.

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Ron Darmon was Israel's first triathlete to take part in an OIympic Games
Ron Darmon was Israel's first triathlete to take part in an OIympic Games

Ron Darmon finished Thursday’s race in a respectable 26th place, completing the 1.5km swim, 38.48km bike ride and 10km run in a time of 1:48:41.

Qualifying for the Games by reaching number 52 in the world rankings – the top 55 qualified for the competition, the 23-year-old finished the swim in 18.06 – the 35th fastest time, the bike ride in 1:14:41 – 24th fastest time – and run 1.39.41- 22nd fastest time.

Gold was won by GB’s Alistair Brownless, who finished in a time of 1:45:01.

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