ABU DHABI, November 6, 2021 (WAM) – The Yas Marina circuit was buzzing today, as aspiring triathletes, spectators and families gathered for community events and races hosted by the World Championships Abu Dhabi Triathlon Championships, presented by Daman.
With community races for the triathlon, duathlon, running, swimming and cycling categories available for all ages and abilities, the final day of the World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi concluded the action packed weekend. The whole event saw the participation of more than 2000 athletes over 2 days, with the elite race on Friday November 5th and the community race on Saturday.
Suhail Abdulla AlAreefi, Executive Director of Events Sector at the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said: “It was phenomenal to see aspiring and professional triathletes, and the wider community coming together in Abu Dhabi to practice this. amazing sport. The successful hosting and organization of this event proves once again how Abu Dhabi is a central and strategic hub for the sporting events industry, and we look forward to hosting the finals of the World Championships in triathlon in 2022. “
He added, “Our astute leadership has made it possible to organize strategic and large-scale events with their clear direction and vision. Their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has reassured us of their commitment to our safety and our well-being, and we are encouraged to relay the same to our participants and participants. It has been a successful two days, full of excellence and strength, and we are hopeful for a bright future. “
Commenting on the success of the event, Hamad Al Mehyas, CEO of The National Health Insurance Company – Daman said: “It was fantastic to see so many people participating in the Community Race of the World Championship Series Abu Dhabi presented by Daman. The attendees of the event, many of whom were trying their hand at triathlon, duathlon, running, swimming or cycling for the first time, were amazing. Covid19 pandemic. “
He added, “Daman is invested in the long-term health and well-being of all people in the United Arab Emirates, and we encourage everyone to engage in a healthier and more active lifestyle. participating in a sport or regular physical activity is just one way to do it and we are committed to helping as many people as possible achieve their health and fitness goals. our partnership with Abu Dhabi Sports Council which shares our commitment to foster healthy lifestyles and we stand ready to continue our support and investment in these milestone events. ”
In addition to shopping, the community was also able to enjoy a wide array of entertainment, kids’ areas, retail kiosks, and dining options.
Fans, pros and enthusiasts of triathlon can look forward to the event returning to Abu Dhabi in November 2022, in addition to the Triathlon World Championship finals next year.