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Are you ready for the new big Macc test?

    Maccabi GB are looking for athletes to challenge in the ultimate test at the 19th Maccabiah Games - the Man/Woman Endurance Challenge.

    With most athletes already selected to represent the country in Israel this summer, the new Endurance Challenge will identify men and women with the highest stamina.

    Competitors will have the opportunity to go for gold in a selection of events – Open Water Swim, Cycling, Half-Marathon, Triathlon or, the ultimate challenge for any Jewish athlete, a combination of all four.

    Previously, no Maccabiah athlete has been permitted to compete in more than one event. However, the Endurance Challenge allows competitors to participate in any or all of these events, with a podium finish possible in all of them, in the Open (18-35) and Masters (36+) categories.

    It will be a case of survival of the fittest in a 5km swim, individual time trial 30km cycling race, half-marathon (21.1km) or triathlon, featuring a 1.5km swim, 40km bike ride and a 10km run.

    Team GB manager David Pinnick said: "The Endurance Challenge is a unique opportunity for endurance athletes in this country to compete in one of the toughest endurance competitions around. By introducing these events to the already fantastic line-up of sports the Maccabiah Games has to offer, it really does make for an exciting spectacle.

    "We encourage anyone in the community, who is enthusiastic and talented when it comes to endurance sport, to put themselves forward for Team GB and experience the opportunity of a lifetime – representing your country amongst other Jewish athletes from around the world."

    For application details, contact Maccabi GB on 0208 457 2333.

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