The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) and World Triathlon have announced that Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse will host the inaugural T100 Triathlon World Tour event from November 15-17, 2024. This event will feature elite and amateur races, showcasing Dubai as a premier destination for triathlon enthusiasts.

Key Takeaways

  • Event Date: November 15-17, 2024
  • Location: Meydan Racecourse, Dubai
  • Organizers: PTO, World Triathlon, Falcon and Associates, Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Holding
  • Course Details: 2km swim, 80km bike, 18km run
  • Additional Activities: Relays, sprints, youth events, running
  • Part of: 2024 Dubai Fitness Challenge

Event Overview

The Dubai T100 Triathlon will be held at the iconic Meydan Racecourse, home of the Dubai World Cup. The swim stage will take place in the Crystal Lagoon swimming complex of the District One residential development. The bike leg will cover Meydan, including the Royal Bridge and surrounding areas.

Course Details

The 100km course is divided into three stages:

  1. Swim: 2km in the Crystal Lagoon
  2. Bike: 80km around Meydan
  3. Run: 18km in the surrounding area

Additional Activities

In addition to the main triathlon events, the weekend will feature a variety of other activities:

  • Relays
  • Sprints
  • Youth Events
  • Running

These activities aim to engage the community and promote a healthy lifestyle, aligning with the goals of the Dubai Fitness Challenge.

Statements from Organizers

PTO CEO Sam Renouf expressed his excitement about the event, stating, “The first Dubai T100 will be one of the most anticipated stops on the new T100 Triathlon World Tour. With the swim taking place in the amazing Crystal Lagoon at District One, this will surely become a bucket list event for the sport globally.”

He also thanked the event’s partners, including the Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, and Dubai Holding, for their support.

Dubai Fitness Challenge

Launched in 2017 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Dubai Fitness Challenge aims to make Dubai one of the most active cities in the world. The initiative encourages citizens, residents, and visitors to commit to 30 minutes of exercise every day for 30 days.

T100 Triathlon World Tour

The T100 Triathlon World Tour is designated by World Triathlon as the official World Championship for long-distance triathlon. The series features eight stops and a total prize pool of $7 million. The Dubai event will be the penultimate leg of the tour, which started in Miami and will conclude with a Grand Final on November 29-30, 2024.

For more information, visit the T100 Triathlon World Tour website.