ITU World Triathlon returns to Abu Dhabi

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The ITU World Triathlon Series will kick off its 2018 programme right here in Abu Dhabi.

The series, considered to be the pinnacle of international triathlons, will attract triathletes spanning age groups and nationalities as it returns to Yas Island from March 2 to 3, 2018.

The course will take competitors across and past some of the island’s iconic landmarks including Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Links Golf Course and Ferrari World.

The Abu Dhabi leg will see more than 4,000 triathletes compete, ranging from seasoned to amateur and junior participants.

Participants will be able to choose from three course types, designed to suit all levels of competitors.

First-timers can compete in Sprint (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) and for those looking for more of a challenge there’s the Olympic category (1,500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run). Pros can battle out the Middle level (1,900m swim, 90km bike, 21km run).

The Junior Triathlon is open to youngsters aged five-15, with a Mini 1km (1km run, kids from five to eight), Kids Duathlon (3km cycle and 500m run, kids aged seven to 11), Junior Duathlon (6km cycle and 1 km run, kids aged 12 to 13 and 6km cycle and 1.5 km run, kids aged 14 to 15). Lastly there’s a Junior Triathlon Super Sprint (400m swim, 10km cycle and a 2.5km run, kids aged 12 to 15).

Organisers are offering travel packages that include hotel deals and access to training facilities, restaurants, entertainment and shopping for international triathletes.

Starting from Dhs450 (adults), Dhs60 (kids). Mar 2-3, 2018. Yas Island,

Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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