To say that this year’s edition of the Daman World Triathlon Abu Dhabi 2019 is the strongest is not an exaggeration.
The mammoth sporting event happening on 8th and 9th March on Yas Island is the season opener of the much bigger ITU’s Global Triathlon Series.
The number and quality of participants say it all: 112 athletes including nine of the world’s top ten females and the full line-up of men’s top ten athletes.
This means that competing athletes are sure to give their all to gain a solid head start among the rest.
Here are the top athletes to watch out for…
Born in Gloucester, South West of England, Vicky represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women’s triathlon competition. That same year, she became world champion as part of the British Mixed Team relay team.
It was in 2014 when she bagged her first major individual award – a bronze finish – at the Commonwealth Games. This paved the way for more victories including her first triumph in the World Triathlon Series in 2015. She is currently ranked number one in the
Certainly the athlete to beat in the eyes of most competitors, the Spanish achiever has ruled the ITU World Triathlon Series for three consecutive years: 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Prior to that, he placed second in the same tournament in 2014 and 2015 – talking about inching your way to the top. In 2012, Mario cornered the 19th spot at the London Olympic Games. Will he win it all again this year?
Competing in ITU events since 2013, the 29-year-old American triathlete is currently ranked number two in the women’s category.
Her consistent showing every year since 2014 improved her standing in the tournament; she bagged her first ITU World Triathlon Series win in Hamburg.
But aside from the big names, the Daman World Triathlon Abu Dhabi 2019 will see two UAE athletes competing in the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 participate in the event.
Spectators can enjoy the action at the sidelines as well as the family-friendly entertainment in the Event Village, treats from the food trucks and activities for kids.