Abu Dhabi’s Tri Yas Attracts Record Participation

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  • Published Apr 11, 2012
The Yas Marina Circuit. Photo: Aaron Hersh

The Abu Dhabi International Triathlon is not the only race in the region.

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit will welcome an unprecedented number of triathletes for its second annual Tri Yas triathlon, set to take place this Friday, 13 April from 4:00pm. With registration closing earlier this week, 900 athletes are now gearing up to compete in team and individual categories, in what will be the region’s first twilight triathlon.

“Last year’s inaugural Tri Yas attracted 600 competitors from across the UAE and the region,” said Nick McElwee, Sales and Marketing Director at Yas Marina Circuit. “This year as a result of the on-going support of the UAE sporting community and Tri Yas’s new twilight timing and format, we’ll be welcoming an unprecedented 900 competitors – that’s a 50 per cent increase on last year.”

“With so many participants this year, we’re strongly encouraging friends and families to come to the Circuit to show their support, and hopefully be inspired to enter next year’s Tri Yas,” added McElwee.

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