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Duffy, Hewitt headline Abu Dhabi Triathlon
February 12, 2018
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Abu Dhabi: Nine of the top 10 women in triathlon will lead a pack of 50 women from 20 countries at the ITU’s World Triathlon Series (WTS) season opener on March 2.

The world-class field, set to tackle a 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run on the spectacular Yas Island course, will make for one of the most competitive women’s line-ups in the history of ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi.

The women’s field - crowded with World Champions, Olympians, titleholders and contenders - includes Bermuda’s Flora Duffy, ITU World Triathlon Series 2017 Champion; New Zealand’s Andrea Hewitt, Abu Dhabi defending champion; Austria’s Sara Vilic, who also earned a podium finish in Abu Dhabi last year; World Number two Australia’s Ashleigh Gentle, World Number three and Olympian USA’s Olympian Katie Zaferes and Olympic medallist Great Britain’s Vicky Holland. The top nine female titans boast a total of 61 wins and 171 podium finishes between them.

“This is another world-class field for Abu Dhabi and it’s fantastic to see nine of the top ten female triathletes in the world taking part, including two World Champions and 22 Olympians headlining the 2018 race,” said Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, host of the ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi.

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