Israel smashed Great Britain with a 9-1 victory in the qualifier finals.
Yelena Dolinin, 38, running her first marathon, came seventh in the Berlin marathon in a time of 2:35:59, 37 faster than Nili Avramski's previous record,
Participants - and at least one dog - flock to the port city of Ashdod to complete a triathlon, a multiple-stage competition usually involving swimming, cycling and running.
Israel will likely face either Brazil again or Great Britain on Sunday for a spot in the finals. Israel has never before qualified.
One bright spot for Israel was that wide receiver Daniel Eastman made the men’s All-Tournament Team.
The winner of Sunday's final in the round-robin qualifying event in Coney Island will travel to Seoul in March to join hosts South Korea, the Netherlands and Taiwan in Pool B of the premier international competition.
Nikita Ben-Ami the ladies’ division and Amos Aharoni the super seniors in the 2016 Club Championships at the Gaash Golf Club this week.
After bronze-medalist swimmer Inbal Pezaro came in fifth in her final race, this is Israel's most modest harvest in the history of the Games.
Pezaro, 29, who reached the finals in all five of her individual events in Rio, scaled the podium after clocking 3:38.20 minutes in the event.
48-year-old Golbarnezhad fell from his bike during a mountainous stretch of what is called the Grumari loop.