The 2021 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon consists of three distances. First one – 223 kms main ’long course’ includes a arduous 3 km swim, 200 km cycle and 20 km closing run. The ‘short course” covers half the length, includes a 1.5 km swim, a 100 km cycle and a 10 km run, while the ‘sprint course’ can be run as a team relay with 750 m swim, a 50 km bike and 5 km run.
The course the mega event happens again in 2013, the world famous course will be happening in Abu Dhabi. Once again the race village and transition will be based at the East Plaza (Public Beach) on the Corniche. The swim will be sea swim; the bike course will wind through the scenic places of Abu Dhabi that features tree-lined roads, landscaped parks and gardens and the glittering waters of the Arabian Gulf, surrounding the city, these all happen under the safety of completely closed roads.
East of the city is the bike route which passes over Saadiyat Island and on to another attraction that is sure to satisfy the urge of the cyclist, to the brand new sports and Leisure Island known as Yas Island. Over here the participants of the short and long course will cycle round the Yas Marina Circuit that hosts the penultimate race of the F1 season. There is no change in the run course, heading westwards along the Corniche to the area of breakwater with attractive views back to the city on the return leg. The finishing point of athletes will be at East Plaza location.
Abu Dhabi Long Distance 3km Swim – 2 laps, 200km Bike, 20km Run – 2 laps
Abu Dhabi Short Distance 1.5km Swim – 1 lap, 100km Bike, 10km Run – 1 lap
Abu Dhabi Sprint Distance 750m Swim, 50km Bike, 5km Run
For those that don’t feel they can tackle the whole thing, fear not we are returning with the popular Team Relay discipline.
Team Relay (Short Distance) 1.5km Swim – 1 lap, 100km Bike, 10km Run – 1 lap
Team Relay (Sprint Distance) 750m Swim, 50km Bike, 5km Run
It couldn’t be simpler, you form a team of 3 individuals. One swims, one bikes, one runs. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the event with family, friends or colleagues. *Please note prize money is for Long Distance Elites only