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Previewing the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon

Some big names are set to go head to head on Saturday March 2.

Some of the biggest names in the sport are set to battle it out for $230 000 US in prize money this coming Saturday March 2, 2013 at the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon.

The race village and transition will once again be based at the East Plaza (Public Beach), opposite 30th street on the Corniche. It will be a sea swim from the beach, the bike course will weave through the unmistakable scenery of the city of Abu Dhabi, featuring tree-lined roads, landscaped parks and gardens and the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf, which surround the city, all under the safety of completely closed roads.

To the east of the city the bike route passes over Saadiyat Island and on to another attraction sure to whet the appetite of the cyclist; the brand new sports and leisure island known as Yas Island. Here athletes in the short and long course will cycle round the Yas Marina Circuit which hosts the penultimate race of the Etihad Airways F1 Grand Prix.

The run course remains unchanged, heading west along the Corniche out onto the breakwater with stunning views back to the city on the return leg.  Athletes will finish at the East Plaza location.

Elite Start List

Elite Women Elite Men
Tenille Hoogland CAN

Rachel McBride CAN

Heather Wurtele CAN

Kat Baker

Svetlana Blazevic

Tiina Boman

Nikki Butterfield

Anna Cleaver

Mary Beth Ellis

Melissa Hauschildt

Joanna Lawn

Diana Riesler

Caroline Steffen

Monica Torres

Anu Vaidyanathan

Yvonne van Vlerken

Michelle Vesterby

Rebecca Witinok-Huber

Nathan Killam CAN

Bart Aernouts

Paul Ambrose

Paul Amey

Cesar Beilo

Per Bittner

Andi Boecherer

Alistair Brownlee

Tyler Butterfield

Fraser Cartmell

Emil Geertsen Dalgaard

David Dellow

Mikel Elgezabal Fernandez

Philip Graves

Daniel Halksworth

Martin Kleinl

Eneko Llanos

Chris McCormack

Yves Moubayed

Jan Raphael

Bryan Rhodes

Conrad Stoltz

Sudrie Sylvain

Frederik Van Lierde

Rafael Wyss

2013 Long Course Prize Money

Here is the $230 000 US in prize money allocation, one of the largest in the sport of triathlon.

First Male $50,000

First Female 50,000

Second Male  20,000

Second Female 20,000

Third Male 15,000

Third Female  15,000

Fourth Male  10,000

Fourth Female 10,000

Fifth Male  7,500

Fifth Female  7,500

Sixth Male  5,000

Sixth Female  5,000

Seventh Male  3,000

Seventh Female  3,000

Eighth Male  2,000

Eighth Female  2,000

Ninth Male  1,500

Ninth Female  1,500

Tenth Male  1,000

Tenth Female  1,000

Age Group Prizes

Age Group winners in the Long Course Event will win an Abu Dhabi Triathlon gift pack which will include Oakley eyewear, Giant bike accessories, return flights to Abu Dhabi to defend their title in 2014, along with complimentary entry to the event in 2014.

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