Triathletes from across the Gulf are gearing up for the start of the new 2XU Triathlon season.
Sanctioned by the Dubai Sports Council, the opening race takes place on October 19 at Mamzar but there’s still time to join with registration closing on Tuesday.
Whether you’re a first-time or experienced athlete, there are different distances to choose from.
Four race categories will be on offer and will be comprised of different age groups. The Junior Super Sprint consists of a 180m swim, 8km cycle and 1.25km run. The Super Sprint is a 375m swim, 8km cycle and 2.5km run, while the Sprint is 750m swim, 24km cycle and 5km run.
For those who want to test themselves even further can sign up for the Olympic category. This will see them swim 1.5km, cycle 40km and run 10km.
Warren Van Der Merwe, race director of Super Sports Events, is expecting a big turn-out next week.
“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. 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” said van der Merwe.
“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.”
Anamaria Lascurain, 2XU marketing manager, added: “We are excited for the start of this season’s Race 1 of the 2XU Triathlon series, an event we have been organising together with Super Sports for the past seven years and has become a reference point in the Dubai’s sport scene. The 2XU Mamzar and Hatta races are the perfect fit for our brand as triathlon is our heritage and we create the world’s leading triathlon gear. We will be offering all athletes a 2XU technical training top, which they can collect with their race pack from Sport In Life”.
What: 2XU Triathlon Race One
Where: Mamzar Beach
When: October 19
Contact: For more information or to register visit www.supersportsuae.com
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