Britain’s Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee smashed the Abu Dhabi Triathlon last year coming first in the ‘short’ race and breaking the course record in the process. All of that despite the so called short course being 100km on the bike instead of the usual 40km he’s used to in an Olympic distance race. Now, it seems his little brother Jonny fanices his chances out in the desert.
Sports Tours International – the UK tour operator for the increasingly popular event have announced both brothers will be racing the short course in March.
TriReview took part in the 2012 race and had a brilliant time – here’s our write up.
Pro triathletes are increasingly turning to events like this that are early in the season, fair weathered and high profile. And their winning them too – just look at Javier Gomez and the Escape from Alcatraz Tri in 2013.
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