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There is only one thing more exciting that watching Mel Hauschildt race live and that is reading her race reports. Her blow by blow account gives you a really good insight in to how her races unfold and what is going through her mind at various stages in the race. This race was an important [...]
It has been reveled that US triathlete Andrew Starykowicz was jailed after crashing in to a volunteer while racing in the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon earlier this year. A mention by Australian pro Richie Cunningham on Facebook today alerted us to this bizarre turn of events. When reporting on the race in March we noticed [...]
The Abu Dhabi Press Conference was held at the official hotel , Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotanna. The amount of local and especially international media present was unbelievable. This race has received extensive media locally and it is great to see it being beamed around the world. As the emcee, it is always awesome to [...]
COURSE UPGRADES ENHANCE 2012 ABU DHABI TRI New swim and cycle courses required for record-breaking registration numbers. Abu Dhabi, UAE. 11 January 2012: The third annual Abu Dhabi International Triathlon this March will feature an enhanced course to accommodate the record-breaking 2,100 athletes earmarked for the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA)-organised event. To cater to [...]
Josh Rix was one of 7 Australian pros who completed the 2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon. There were 14 starters and with the tough conditions and it being one of the first major races for many in 2011 we saw many pull out during the race due to a number of reasons. Overall race times were slower than last year with the winner Frederik Van Lierde finishing almost 7 mins slower than last year when he placed 5th overall.
The women’s field is headed by Julie Dibens, Leanda Cave and last year’s fastest runner at Abu Dhabi and the runner up in the 2010 Hawaii Ironman World Championship Caroline Steffen. Australian Christie Sym will be hoping to be right up there with these women. Trizone spoke to Steffen and Sym about their thoughts on the race this weekend and what they will be doing next in 2011.
Abu Dhabi International Triathlon has the hottest field outside of the Hawaii Ironman World Championship (or maybe even equal to in the men’s side). This is a who’s who of the top long course athletes in the world. In its second running those who stayed away last year have obviously thought that it is not a one hit wonder and the lure of the prize purse is just too much for most. Trizone spoke to Josh Rix, Tim Berkel, Matty White, Paul Ambrose, Joe Gambles and Kiwi Graham O’Grady in the lead up to this exciting new and very rich international triathlon.
Ironman world champions and legends of triathlon – Australia’s Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack and Craig ‘Crowie’ Alexander – have both thrown their hats in the ring for next month’s Abu Dhabi International Triathlon, as they look to go head-to-head for the lion’s share of the US$250,000 prize purse. And with the fearsome twosome having dominated the Hawaii Ironman for the past four years, with McCormack winning in 2010 and 2007 and Alexander in 2008 and 2009, the chasing elite field will need to be in superlative form to tame the energy-infused Antipodeans.
The 2011 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon is officially open for registration today, July 1st 2010. The event, which has been described in many quarters as ‘an instant classic’, will return to the United Arab Emirates’ capital city on March 12th 2011.
(Video) Race day 2010 for the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon. Competitors talk about the race and some amazing images from what has to be one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes and cultures.