Saturday, March 15, 2014
Abu Dhabi triathlon Results
Long course race:
Tyler Butterfield of Bermuda won the men’s elite long course race at the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon he finished the race in 6 hours 43min.
Bas Diederen of Belgium was in second at 47 seconds, while Frenchman Sylvain Sudrie was third 2min 5sec behind the winner. Defending champion and Ironman Frederik van Lierde of Belgium was in fourth place.
Short course race:
Alistair and Jonny Brownlee from Britain won the short course Abu Dhabi triathlon, they finished the 1.5km swim, 100km bike ride and 10km run in 3 hours, 12 minutes, 21 seconds. Alistair won the event last year. Swiss athlete Ruedi Wild finished third place 4:38 behind the winners.
Svenja Bazlen of Germany won the women's race in 3 hours, 34 minutes, 51 seconds while Australian duo Annabel Luxford and Lisa Marangon were second and third respectively.
Claudio Cellie who is only a 13 year-old Italian schoolboy, won the Abu Dhabi Junior Triathlon on Friday in an impressive time of 35 minutes and 44 seconds.
The Abu Dhabi triathlon is the unofficial season opener ahead of the World Series, which is composed of 8 races around the globe and starts on 5 April in Auckland, New Zealand.