Recap the action from last weekend's fifth edition of the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon.
Tyler Butterfield brought an Abu Dhabi title back to the family, while Melissa Hauschildt continued her dominance of middle-distance racing.
The Brownlee brothers earned the men's victory together, while Germany's Svenja Bazlen was on top for the women at the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon short-course race.
Nikki Butterfield will come in as the defending champion after beating out a tough field last year.
The ITU star will not be racing among other pros in the long-distance Abu Dhabi race as he will take on the short-course race.
Starykowicz collided with a volunteer while cycling during the race.
Henning runs to victory and Butterfield breaks the field on the final 30 miles of the bike.
The favorites face the media and the looming 200km bike leg.
Now in its third year of existence, the race will feature a slightly different course for 2012 due to an increase in participants.
The 2012 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon will feature more than 1,500 participants from 58 countries.
The increase in participants has led Abu Dhabi International Triathlon organizers to change the swim and bike routes for the third running.
Pre registration for the 2012 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon is now open. The race, will will take place on March 3, 2012, will be the third running of the event.
With pre-registration for the 2012 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon now open, we though we'd look back at this year's pro race and help give you an idea of what it would be like to race in the United Arab Emirates.
A local said this week, “There may be big buildings and water, but it’s still a desert.” That desert now hosts posh modern amenities such as a F1 racetrack and an ever-expanding modern city, in addition to one of the world’s most competitive triathlons. Here are some breathtaking scenes from Abu Dhabi.
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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.
In a day of heat, wind and carnage, Frederick Van Lierde of Belgium won the men’s race and Julie Dibens of Great Britain won the women’s race of the second annual Abu Dhabi International Triathlon on Saturday.
One of the most talked about athletes at the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon this year is Australia’s Chris McCormack, largely because the reigning Ironman world champion recently announced that he’s going to forgo defending his title in Kona to attempt to qualify for the Olympics.
Denmark's Rasmus Henning previews the 2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon.
Bockel took time to talk to Triathlete.com about adding Blue Competition Cycles as his bike sponsor, his thoughts on Chris McCormack’s attempt to qualify for the Olympics and how he’s feeling heading into Abu Dhabi.
Elite triathlete Bryan Rhodes will compete in this Saturday’s Abu Dhabi International Triathlon in memory of the Christchurch earthquake victims and is calling on fellow athletes and the general public to help raise funds to assist the emergency relief efforts.
This month’s Abu Dhabi International Triathlon will live up to its billing of being an event for all ages when two athletes with a 54-year-age gap between them will compete in the short course event.
The best field of long course pro triathletes outside the Ironman World Championship in Kona will come together in the United Arab Emirates on March 12 for the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon (ADIT).
ESPY award winner Jason Lester, one of the most famous disabled athletes in the world, will compete in next month's Abu Dhabi International Triathlon.
Inside Triathlon magazine photo editor Nils Nilsen made the trek out to Abu Dhabi last year for the inaugural Abu Dhabi International Triathlon.
Triathlete.com has confirmed that both Craig Alexander and Chris McCormack plan to be on the starting line in Abu Dhabi.