ITU Triathlon (Standard) Worlds
ITU Triathlon (Standard) Worlds
Sunday, Sep 24, 2023
Standard Aquabike (1.5K-Swim/40K-Bike), Standard Triathlon (1.5K-Swim/40K-Bike/10K-Run), Super Sprint Triathlon (300m-Swim/7.2K-Bike/2K-Run)
Sep 20, 2023
Sep 25, 2023
Hotel W Yas Island
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The World Triathlon Championship Series returned to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island from 5 – 6 November 2021. 105 of the world’s best elite triathletes descended on the Capital for World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi presented by Daman, with an athlete field boasting an impressive line-up of Olympic and World Champions including Bermuda’s Flora Duffy and Georgia Taylor-Brown from Great Britain,
In addition, the World Triathlon Para Championships were hosted in Abu Dhabi for the first time, including nine sport classes of para triathlon competing in six medal events per gender. 12 World Champions were crowned.
As the sun sets on the sixth edition of the World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi, we look forward to 2022 when the World Championship will be hosted in Abu Dhabi.
About Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, also spelled Abū Ẓaby, constituent emirate of the United Arab Emirates (formerly Trucial States, or Trucial Oman). It is unquestionably the largest of the country’s seven constituent emirates, with more than three-fourths of the area of the entire federation. Its rich oil fields, both onshore and in the Persian Gulf, make it, with neighboring Dubai, one of the nation’s two most prosperous emirates.
At the beginning of the 21st century, Abu Dhabi concentrated on creating a network of world-class cultural centres to promote tourism and to entice and retain residents. Among these, plans to develop a 10-square-mile (27-square-km) island as a culture and tourism hub with a number of museums (including a branch of New York City’s Guggenheim Museum) were marked by a controversial deal with the French government, which, in addition to providing expertise and lending its works, agreed to loan the Louvre name to one of the island’s nascent art museums for a period of 30 years. After nearly a decade of delays, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened in 2017 in a building designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. It was the first of the planned institutions to be completed. Despite provoking a great deal of debate, the arrangement underscored the emirate’s growing determination to draw and foster an international
Abu Dhabi is served by Abu Dhabi International Airport, which underwent significant expansion in the early 21st century. Port Zayed is a major shipping center and the emirate’s main cargo port. There are a number of universities within the emirate, among them United Arab Emirates University (1976) and Abu Dhabi University (2003), as well as a branch of the Sorbonne (2006), which offers French-language courses designed to conform to the academic standards of the Sorbonne in Paris.
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