The ITU World Triathlon Series brought the very best of triathlon and entertainment to Abu Dhabi's iconic Yas Island on 3 and 4 March 2017.

Abu Dhabi once again found itself the focus of the triathlon world as it witnesses the first leg of the ITU World Triathlon Series and welcome the world’s best triathletes to kick-off their season. 

The women's race saw an epic sprint finish between defending champion, Great Britain's Jodie Stimpson, and New Zealand's Andrea Hewitt - with Hewitt snatching victory in the nail-biting final moments. In the men's race, five-time ITU world champion, Javier Gomez from Spain put on a stellar show to claim his first victory in Abu Dhabi, ahead of Great Britain's Tom Bishop.

Alongside the elite race, more amateur athletes and tiny triathletes than ever before took part in the age grouper races. 2,500 age groupers took to the streets, track and waterways of Yas Island in Maxi, Olympic and Sprint distances, not to mention the junior races!

And for those not racing, there was plenty of family-friendly entertainment in the Event Village, viewing platforms to watch your loved ones race, and incredible tourist attractions including Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld located right on the island.

We hope you enjoyed the weekend - please share your experience on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #WTSAbuDhabi - and stay tuned for the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi 2018.

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2017 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi Promo