Abu Dhabi Hosts 2024 World Triathlon Opener
Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Sports Council will host the inaugural event of the 2024 World Triathlon Championship Series, scheduled for March 8-9, 2024, learn more with GymNation.
Following Abu Dhabi’s successful hosting of 2022’s Championship Finals, for the ninth year
The capital city will welcome the MENA region’s only WTC event, before the series heads to
Yokohama, Japan, Cagliari, Italy, Hamburg, Germany, Montreal, Canada
Culminating in the Championship Finals in Malaga, Spain
Solidifying its status as the regional hub for global sports events, the organizers have announced that the esteemed opening round of the World Triathlon Championship Series will unfold along the Yas Marina Circuit's waterways, tracks, and roads.
Participants will cross the finish line at the iconic F1 start line, directly in front of the Main Grandstand, further highlighting the emirate's prestigious position in the international sports arena.
The popular event village in the F1 Pit Lanes will return in 2024 and is open to the public on both Friday and Saturday.
It features a range of family-friendly entertainments and amenities for spectators of all ages.
Expected to attract the world's best athletes who will be racing for precious Olympic or Paralympic qualifying points as they gear up to race in the Paris Games this summer
270 elite and para elite triathletes will compete across four categories the World Triathlon Championship Men’s and Women’s Sprint race, the Para World Cup and the Elite Mixed Team Relay.
Alongside the elite races, thousands of age group and junior triathletes, cyclists and runners will participate in the community races.
Hailed as the largest and most inclusive triathlon event in the Middle East
The schedule boasts fifteen different community race categories catering to all ages, abilities and fitness levels, and includes dedicated races for athletes of determination.
Exciting additions for the 2024 edition are community single discipline community running and cycling races, which offer runners and cyclists a chance to be part of this global triathlon event.
The event promises to be a fantastic two-day combination of elite competition and grassroots community participation.
Aref Alawani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said:
We are excited to once again open the global World Triathlon Championship Series here in the capital in March.
Kicking off the 2024 season
The hosting of this important event as elite athletes prepare for the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games further reaffirms Abu Dhabi’s standing as a leading destination for major global and international sporting events.
We also look forward to welcome our community athletes, who travel from across the region, back for more competition in March.
This year’s addition of single discipline running and cycling events, alongside the triathlon events, makes this wonderful weekend more accessible than ever before.
I encourage everyone to check out the race categories and see how they can get involved.
Organisers also revealed the visually striking new 2024 WTC medal design.
The unique 2024 medal incorporates the outline of the iconic Yas Marina Circuit F1 race track as well as the World Triathlon globe 3 apex elements representing the nine points of dynamic balance that all triathletes share:
Swim-Bike-Run, Mind-Body-Soul, and Earth-Air-Water.