Superstars of elite triathlon will descend on the capital of the Emirates this March to kick off the 2018 World Triathlon Series in Abu Dhabi 2018, with race organizers confirming that some of the most highly decorated athletes in the sport will compete between March 2nd and 3rd on Yas Island.
In the women’s field, Two-time world champion, Bermudian Flora Duffy, will be toeing the start line, along with the full podium of last season, Aussie Ashleigh Gentle and American Katie Zaferes.
The star of last year’s race, Andrea Hewitt will also return to Yas Island this spring to once again compete for the WTS Abu Dhabi title. Hewitt contested another of the most memorable finishes of the ITU World Triathlon Series calendar in the 2017 event against Jodie Stimpson, with Hewitt pipping defending champion, Stimpson to first place by a matter of steps on the iconic blue carpet. Hewitt will once again toe the line in a bid to pick up the first honors of the 2018 season.