The hot and windy conditions of the 2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon meant that just finishing the 3km swim, 200km bike and 20km run was an accomplishment.

The hot and windy conditions of the 2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon meant that just finishing the 3km swim, 200km bike and 20km run was an accomplishment. Belgium’s Frederik Van Lierde and Great Britain’s Julie Dibens overcame the tough conditions and competition to take the wins at the second annual race. Check out photos of the dramatic race below. Can’t get enough Abu Dhabi action? Click here to check out another photo gallery from the race.

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2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon
2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon