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2015 ITU World Triathlon Series kicks off with Abu Dhabi debut

The 2015 ITU World Triathlon Series (WTS) will get off to a scintillating start come this Saturday when the world’s fastest athletes line up for a speedy splash and dash sprint race in Abu Dhabi. The Abu Dhabi event marks the first time ever that a WTS race will be held in the Middle East. Reigning World Champions Gwen Jorgensen (USA) and Javier Gomez Noya (ESP) will headline a stellar field of athletes that includes nine of the top 10 ranked men and six of the top 10 ranked women.  Click here for the full preview

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@Janos Schmidt/ITU

 The event will be headquartered at the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club on the breakwater opposite the Abu Dhabi Corniche, where a spectator-friendly environment including a 1,000-seater grandstand, a bike park, a ‘Friends and Family’ area, refreshment kiosks and a kids zone will be built. The elite event will feature a beach start off the Volvo Ocean Race yacht pontoons with the top men and women on the ITU World Series rankings competing for line honours in the opening event of the 2015 season. This weekend there are aquathlon, sprint, relay, standard and maxi distance events on offer to provide everyone with the perfect challenge. Abu Dhabi has also committed to seeing our great sport grown amongst its youth by organizing kid and youth triathlons.

SCHEDULE:
Elite Women
Saturday 7 March – 15:00pm UTC/GMT +4 Click here for the time in your area
Elite Men
Saturday 7 March – 17:00pm UTC/GMT+4 Click here for the time in your area

WEBSITES:
abudhabi.triathlon.org/

START LISTS:
Click here for the women’s start list
Click here for the men’s start list

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PRIZE MONEY:
$150,000 USD (equal for men & women)

LIVE COVERAGE:
Follow all the events live with timing and text updates, at triathlonlive.tv and on twitter at @triathlonlive. AsiaTRI readerscan apply the discount code ROADTORIO at checkout or click on this link directly for a 20% discount: https://triathlonlive.tv/order/2015_season_pass/ROADTORIO

Live coverage highlights:

  • Includes 35 live races and TV shows for 2015
  • NEW: All 25 previous ITU World Championships dating back to 1989
  • NEW: DVR functionality. Never miss any action again. You can rewind the live stream no matter when you join the race
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