Building on the success of the event in 2015, the second event is set to be even bigger and better with a variety of course options to suit a range of abilities.  The race features three course options: Sprint (500m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run), Olympic (1500m swim, 40km cycle, 10km run) and Maxi (2000m swim, 80km cycle, 20km run). All course options can also be run with friends or family as a team relay.



The Junior Triathlon & Aquathlon at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi is an event for youngsters aged between 5 - 15 years which aims to promote healthy living and bring together the UAE local communities. The entry categories include Tiny Triathlete (ages 5-6 & 7-9), Junior Aquathlon (ages 7-9, 10-11 & 12-13) and Junior Triathlon Super Sprint (ages 12-13 & 14-15).

The event will once again be headquartered at the Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club on the breakwater opposite the Abu Dhabi Corniche, where a spectator-friendly environment including a 2,000-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 the top men and women on the ITU World Series rankings competing for line honours in the opening event of the 2016 season. Based on the success of the 2015 event, the Elites will be racing the Olympic distance course next year.




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