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.