Israeli team wins male relay at Washington triathlon

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A team of three staffers from the Israeli embassy won the male relay in an annual Washington, D.C. triathlon.

Calling themselves “Team Israel” and with an average listed age of 40, Eran Levi, Kfir Lavi and Dar Iwlar came in first among all-male teams in the Nation’s Triathlon on Sunday, according to results posted this week.

In a relay, each athlete takes up one leg of the triathlon, which includes swimming, running and cycling.

The team’s combined time was two hours, nine minutes and 21 seconds, making them first among 27 all-male teams and second among all 140 teams.

A co-ed team, with an average age of 33, bested them by 28 seconds for first place overall among relay teams.

The overall triathlon was won by Greg Dierksen, 27, a Boston University triathlete, with a time of 2:02:44.

The Nation’s Triathlon benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.