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Run the best Marathons in the world with Issta Sport

Issta Sport is the official Israeli representative of many Marathons worldwide.

We are proud to be a travel agency of the sportsmen and for the sportsmen; we understand the special needs of the athletes and are prepared to serve you with all the aspects of your trip- planning and reservation. Whether it is a matter of marathon registration, purchasing the whole package, or just making reservations for your flights, hotels and car rental - Issta Sport is here to serve you!!

Marathons - Some history:
A Marathon is a 42.195 km run. The origin of its name goes back to the ancient Greek legend about Phidipides, a messenger from Athens, that run from the city of Marathon to Athens, in the year of 490 B.C., in order to inform the news of the Greek Victory over the Persian invaders in the battle of Marathon, and died right after completing his mission.

At Issta Sport you can find packages to the leading marathons in the world:

• ING NYC Marathon, the largest, most famous & popular marathon in the world takes place every year on the first weekend of November.
Hundreds of thousands of runners apply to a lottery system in order to run the event, but despite the width of the New York avenues, only 37,890 lucky ones get to burn the calories in official way.
As an official ING NYC Marathon representative in Israel, Issta Sport is proud to sell guaranteed entries for the Israeli runners.

• REAL Berlin Marathon is known to be one of the most famous marathons in the world. The Marathon’s is passing through the most popular tourist attractions sites of one the most beautiful Europe Capitals: Brandenburg Bridge, Unter den Linten, Berlin Cathedral, Victory Column etc.

• MARATHON de PARIS, since 1977, in April every year some 35,000 runners fill the streets of Paris for the most colorful event in France.
The route starts from the world renowned Arch de Triumph and runs along Champs Elysees, passes the Eifel Tower, Notre Damm, Bastilia and other famous sites.

• FLORA LONDON MARATHON, with over 40,000 participants from all over the world, this is one of the most important events in London. The route passes through the most beautiful sites of the city and shows the rich historical pass of the British Nation. Starting from Greenich passes the Parliament and ends at the gates of Buckingham Palace.

• ING AMSTERDAM MARATHON starts and ends at the Olympic Stadium and is the biggest running event in the city. The marathon was established in 1976 and is organized to perfection.

Ironman - Some history
An ironman is a 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike and 42.195 km run.
The ironman competition idea was born back in 1977 on Oahu Island of Hawaii. John Collins, a US Navy marine officer, had a long argument with his friends about who is the fittest athlete of all – the swimmer, the runner or the cyclist. After long hours of discussion and “healthy amount” of alcohol they could understand when Collins suggested that the debate should be settled through a race combining the three existing long-distance competitions already on the island: the Waikiki Roughwater Swim (2.4 mi./3.86 km), the Around-Oahu Bike Race (115 mi./185.07 km; originally a two-day event) and the Honolulu Marathon (26.219 mi./42.195 km). Prior to racing, each athlete received three sheets of paper listing a few rules and a course description. Handwritten on the last page was this exhortation: "Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life"", now a registered trademark. With a nod to a local runner who was notorious for his demanding workouts, Collins said, "Whoever finishes first, we'll call him the Iron Man."

At Issta Sport you can find packages to the leading ironman in the world:

• Karnten Ironman Austria taking place early July in the beautiful city of Klagenfurt and around the Lake Worthersee area, offers a spectacular bike ride in one the most popular regions of Austria summer activities. As an official Austria Ironman representative in Israel, Issta Sport is proud to sell guaranteed entries for the Israeli runners.

• Ironman Switzerland will take you around thestreets of Zurich, and through the beauty of Swiss countryside and Lake Zurich at mid-July.

• Ironman Brazil will take place in the end of May in Florianapolis, located on Santa Catarina Island in the southern part of Brazil – the world capital of friendly atmosphere, beautiful beaches and samba.

• Ironman New Zeeland – get to know the nature of one of the most beautiful countries of the world, by participating in ironman competition that takes place in early March on the North Island of that truly amazing country.

For questions, please contact Asaf Lion at:
asaflion@issta.co.il