Elite Course

We're excited to reveal the ALL NEW course for the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi - its set to be AWESOME!


The start area is in front of the Yas Viceroy Hotel at the Yas Marina. Athletes will start from a pontoon (0.6m high) and stand in a starting position approximately 70cm wide.



The swim will take place at the in front of the Viceroy Hotel at the Yas Marina, a short walk from the race village. This year’s swim start will be a dry start off the pontoon. The course will comprise of two laps in an anti-clockwise direction. The first lap will be 900m followed by a second lap of 600m. The exit ramp will take the athletes the race village and transition.



The cycle course will comprise of multiple laps, with each lap passing through the race village and directly in front of the grand stand.

The first and second laps are longer, 10km’s per lap. On exiting the race village, riders enter the F1 circuit (Yas Marina Circuit) with a right turn and up via the pit tunnel. Riders then cycle on the challenging and technical Yas Marina circuit before exiting onto the lap extension that takes them between iconic places - the Yas Waterworld, Yas Mall and Ferrari World before entering the circuit once again. A sharp left turn takes them down to the helipad with a sharp right turn back into the transition area. The two long laps are followed by five laps of 4km on the Yas Marina circuit.



A looped course, consisting of four laps of 2.5km. The athletes will exit transition and up the hill out of the pit tunnel and onto the F1 Track. The athletes now follow a portion of the cycle course they have just finished on the Yas Marina circuit. Runners will then make their way back alongside the Drag strip and make a sharp right turn and pass through the race village in front of the spectators on the grand stand. The finish line is also situated in the same location.