Sport in the UAE - Register now for 2XU Triathlon Series opener at Mamzar Beach in Dubai

Up to 800 competitors are expected in Dubai for the opening 2XU Series event this month.

Denzil Pinto
by Denzil Pinto
9th October 2017

article:9th October 2017

In a spin: The races will take place in Mamzar throughout the day.
In a spin: The races will take place in Mamzar throughout the day.

The opening race of the 2XU Triathlon Series gets under way later this month and you can see for yourself why it’s highly rated, with registration still open.

Up to 800 competitors are expected to flock to Mamzar, Dubai on Friday, October 20 for the multi-discipline event that will see you swim, cycle and run in fantastic conditions.

Even if you’ve never tried triathlon before, it’s an event that is open to all abilities from novices to the experienced, with various categories on the schedule.

Four race distances will be on offer, across different age categories. Junior Super Sprint (180m swim, 8km cycle and 1.25km run for those under 13), Super Sprint (375m swim, 8km cycle and 2.5km run, aimed between 13 to 18 and 19 years and over) and the Sprint (750m swim, 24km cycle, 5km run, aimed for 13-18 and adults).

Those who want to test themselves further can sign up for the Olympic class, which will see you swim 1.5km, cycle 40km and run 10km to the finish line.

With triathlon booming in the UAE and many community events held throughout the year, previous editions of the 2XU Triathlon Series’ have been a massive success.

And organisers Super Sports UAE believe this month’s, which is sanctioned by Dubai Sports Council, will be no different.

“Race 1 of the season has always been the most popular race with many using it as a benchmark for the rest of the season,” said Warren Van Der Merwe, race director of Super Sports UAE.

“The race offers athletes of all ages and abilities the opportunity to put their skills to test with a choice of four different distances on the day.

Make a splash: This is a multi-discipline event.

Make a splash: This is a multi-discipline event.

“The interest has been amazing and we have many corporate and social teams entering as individuals or relay teams. A big thank you to the RTA, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Traffic Police and Dubai Water Rescue Departments for their involvement in ensuring all will have a safe course to compete on,” he added.

As part of Super Sports UAE’s vision in promoting a healthy lifestyle, there will be a discount on family entries. Those who sign up will receive will receive a custom made 2XU medal and a downloadable certificate.

2XU marketing manager Anamaria Lascurain added: “The 5-year age groups for the Sprint and Olympic distances will remain in place as it gives so many other athletes the opportunity to shine. It was fantastic to see so many smiling new faces on the podium last season.

“This season we will be offering all athletes a 2XU technical training top valued at Dh180, which they can collect with their race pack from Sport In Life.”

WHAT: 2XU Triathlon Series Race One

WHERE: Mamzar, Dubai

WHEN: Friday, October 20 from 07:00

CONTACT: For more information, or to register, visit Deadline is October 19.