Abu Dhabi International Triathlon // 12 March 2011
Abu Dhabi International Trialthlon – long distance course was takled by Ali ‘Tiger’ Tabbal and Paul ‘Venny’ Venn.
The 3km swim section takes place in the stunning lagoon shadowed by the world famous 6 star Emirates Palace hotel.
The 200km bike course weaves through the the city of Abu Dhabi. It passes via The Corniche all under the safety of completely closed roads. To the east of the city the bike route passes over Saadiyat Island and on to another attraction known as Yas Island. Here you will cycle round the Yas Marina Circuit which hosts the final race of the 2011 F1 season.
The 20km run section of the course on the coastal boulevard to the west of the city known as the Corniche.
In 2011 the conditions were hot and windy, with the sand blown in your face on the bike and the burning sun baking you on the run this proved to be a very, very challenging race!