Some of the world’s leading triathletes are coming to Abu Dhabi in March

Here are the stars coming to Yas Island

Some of the world’s leading triathletes are coming to Abu Dhabi in March
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The ITU World Triathlon Series is set to return to Abu Dhabi from March 5 to 7 on Yas Island.

Across the weekend a total of 3,000 participants are expected to take part, including 110 of the world’s elite triathletes, who will be looking to secure qualifying points ahead of the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer.

This year will also see the Para Triathlon World Cup held at the event where elite para-athletes will also compete for qualification points for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Ahead of the event, a host of world-class triathletes have announced that they will participate in AbU Dhabi this year.

Participants geared up to compete on Yas Island include World Champions Katie Zaferes and Vincent Luis and nine time world champion Flora Duffy.
The ITU World Triathlons in Abu Dhabi have attracted some of the biggest names in the sport in recent years including Olympic champions the Brownlee brothers.

Inspired to take part? Amateur triathletes can also sign up and take part in the event across a range of age groups and distances.

“Abu Dhabi is an incredible location for hosting a triathlon of this magnitude, with Yas Island offering something for everyone – from elite athletes to those trying out the sport for the first time,” said Gary Marescia, event director of the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi.

“We are working hard to ensure we take the sport to a wide range of audiences, which is why we have introduced duathlon race categories this year – a great first step into the sport for those who might want to get a taste.

“The event continues to evolve and grow on so many levels, and we can’t wait to welcome participants and spectators from around the world to experience the best of Abu Dhabi once again.”

The UAE capital is also host the 2022 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final, the biggest event in the sport’s calendar.
For more information and to sign up, visit www.abudhabi.triathlon.org. Mar 5-7. Yas Island, www.abudhabi.triathlon.org.

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