The UAE Triathlon Federation launched a unique eight-race league providing both the Emiratis and the expatriate community a chance to compete under the UAE flag.
The top five triathletes in each race will earn ranking points that will serve as a select criteria to represent the UAE at international competitions.
Abdulla Al Fahim, President of the UAE Triathlon Federation, described the league as an ambitious plan that will encourage the Emiratis as well as the expatriates to compete against each other and take their game to the next level.
“It means better participation and stronger competition,” Al Fahim said at the media briefing at the Abu Dhabi Sports Council Headquarters on Tuesday.
“This obviously is the first year of the league and I believe it to improve, get bigger and stronger, every passing year.”
The Hudayriat Island in Abu Dhabi will host the opening race on October 1 with second in Ajman on the next day, followed by races in Dubai-Al Mamzar (Oct 23), Fujairah (Nov 12), Sharjah (Nov 13), Ghantoot (Nov 20), Ras Al Khaimah (Jan 15) and DubaiAl Mamzar (Mar12).
Source: Abu Dhabi Sports Council