Over 2,500 competitors take part across the race weekend at the fourth edition of ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi. Elite field...
The ITU World Triathlon Series brings the very best of triathlon and entertainment to Abu Dhabi!
For the fourth consecutive year, Abu Dhabi found itself the focus of world triathlon as it witnessed the first leg of the ITU's World Triathlon Series on 2 -3 March 2018. The ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi, presented by Daman's ActiveLife, kicked off the global triathlon season with a fast and furious race between the world's best triathletes, right here in the UAE's capital. 103 elites from 28 nations – the biggest and most decorated elite field in the event's history - took part in the elite race delighting thousands spectators on Yas Island.
South African, Henri Schoeman claimed the first honours of the season in the elite men’s category sprint distance, whilst Dutch triathlete Rachel Klamer picked up the first women’s medal in an action-packed day.
Alongside the elite race, 2,500 age group triathletes from 86 countries flocked to Yas Island to take part in the Sprint, Olympic and Middle distance races, junior races, Family 1km Run Fun as well as a dedicated para-triathlete and Special Olympic waves – firsts for ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi.
For those not racing, there was an abundance of family-friendly entertainment in the Event Village, tasty treats from the food trucks, a Kids' Zone to entertainment the little ones, viewing platforms to watch loved ones race, and incredible tourist attractions in close proximity to the race. If there's one thing for certain, the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi was much more than a swim, a bike and a run!
Stay tuned...details on the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi 2019 are coming soon!