Jordan's Olympian Lawrence Fanous finished fourth as Aqaba hosted the 2017 Asian Triathlon Championships under the patronage of HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, President of the Jordan Olympic Committee.
Fanous finished as the top Arab in a quality international field that was brought home by Australia's Marcel Walkingkton.
The Australian crossed the finish line in 58:17 minutes, beating Hungary's Georgiou Sus and Andréa Shegani who finished second and third.
Fanous was only 11 seconds behind the winner and was followed home in the Arab and West Asian section by Syria's Ahmad Marndli and Jordan's Kareem Othman.
In the Women's triathlon, Ukraine's Yulia Yalestratova – who has participated in three Olympic Games - clinched the first place in 1:06:13 while Hungary's Zanet Bragmair finished second and Kazakhstan's Alexandra Kukhan was third.
Jordan's Kareena Othman finished third on the Arab and West Asian categories, crossing the line in 1:16:37.
In the female age group category, Jordan's Mariam Sha'ban clinched first, while the USA's Christen Bagin and Mary Kakkas finished in second and third.
In the male age group category, Jordan's Mohammad Al Sawalmeh was second behind the UAE's Faris Al Za'abi.
HRH Prince Feisal presented the trophies along with Sheikh Fahed Al Subbah, the president of Kuwait Olympic Committee, Ahmad Nasser, the president of Arab Triathlon Union, Nasser Al Majali, the JOC Secretary General and Tareq Al Khayyat the president of Jordan Triathlon Association.