Abu Dhabi is gearing up to host the opening race of the 2024 World Triathlon Championship Series, from March 8-9.
The UAE's capital city will welcome the MENA region’s only WTC event, before the series heads to Yokohama, Japan; Cagliari, Italy; Hamburg, Germany; Montreal, Canada; culminating in the championship finals in Malaga, Spain
Organisers confirmed that the opening round will take place across the waterways, tracks and roads of Yas Marina Circuit, with competitors ending their race on the iconic F1 start line, right in front of the Main Grandstand.
The popular event village in the F1 Pit Lanes will return in 2024 and is open to the public on both Friday and Saturday. It will feature a range of family-friendly entertainment activities and amenities for spectators of all ages.
The event is set to attract the world's best athletes who will be racing for precious Olympic or Paralympic qualifying points as they gear up to race in the Paris Games this summer.
As many as 270 elite and para elite triathletes will compete across four categories – the World Triathlon Championship Men’s and Women’s Sprint race, the Para World Cup and the Elite Mixed Team Relay.
Alongside the elite races, thousands of junior triathletes, cyclists and runners will participate in the community races.
Hailed as the largest and most inclusive triathlon event in the Middle East, the schedule boasts fifteen different community race categories catering to all ages, abilities and fitness levels, and includes dedicated races for athletes of determination.
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The medal incorporates the @ymcofficial track as well as the World Triathlon ‘globe' - 3 apex elements representing the 9 points of dynamic balance that triathletes share: Swim-Bike-Run; Mind-Body-Soul, and Earth-Air-Water. pic.twitter.com/GLCHu6QmwR