Abu Dhabi kicked off the 2015 World Series with the elite men leaving it all down to end. In a final kick, Mario Mola (ESP) earned his second-ever World Triathlon Series title followed by Vincent Luis (FRA) and Richard Murray (RSA). On the women’s side, Gwen Jorgensen proved that she will again be the woman to beat with a stunning performance in Abu Dhabi’s season opener on March 7.
“I felt really good throughout the whole triathlon,” Mola said. “In the run I put 110 percent down and did all I could. I tried to put the hammer down before the sprint so I could hold on to it until the end, so I am really happy about that.”
Jorgensen left the water 35 seconds down on the leaders, and then stepped onto the run course around one minute down. “I was shocked by how fast I ran,” Jorgensen said straight after the race. “...I’ve had some good run sessions but I didn’t know I was running that well…you can’t give up until the finish line, that’s something I’ve learned.”
Saving it all for the run, Mola held a consistent performance throughout the first two disciplines until a kilometer out on the two-lap run when he made a final push for home to the finish line, earning him the top podium spot.
The IPIC World Triathlon Abu Dhabi saw over 2,100 racers take to the start line on Abu Dhabi’s spectacular Corniche on March 7 with Olympic and World Champions contesting the world’s pinnacle triathlon circuit in the UAE’s capital.