With Rio rapidly approaching on the horizon, all eyes are soon to turn to the UAE, where the world’s best triathletes will once again compete to lay down their intentions for 2016 season. On 4-5 March, the Abu Dhabi Corniche will see the world’s elite, including several Olympic contenders, grace it’s warm waters and sweltering tarmac.
Last year proved nail-biting, as the men kicked off the season in style by taking it down to the climax of the run. Mario Mola sealed his second series title, and with half of the top 10 men heralding from the Iberian Peninsula, many eyes this year will be on the lads from Spain. Check out some top pics of last years event.
Gwen Jorgenson unleashed a dominating run to end victorious in the women’s race, and the field looks to be equally tough for the Brits his year.
The Great Britain contingent include Tom Bishop and Adam Bowden in the mens and Helen Jenkins and Jodie Stimpson for the women’s race.
Over the coming seven months, the series is set to travel across nine venues, spanning five continents, before culminating in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Cozumel.
Thinking of competing somewhere hot yourself? Check out Andy Bullock’s tips for coping with the heat