UAE’s first and only indoor triathlon and aquathlon has now concluded


NYUAD hosted the first ever competition of its kind, with over 100 participants.

You might be fit, but are your triathlon and aquathlon fit?

As part of NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)’s consistent efforts to transform Abu Dhabi into a fitter place, they recently organized a successful event. Recently, they just hosted the UAE’s first and only indoor triathlon and aquathlon event.

Hosted at the campus’ Competition Pool and Indoor Track, the successful event saw over 100 participants join.

Participants swam 250m in an open-water style format and hit the bike segment on the indoor smart trainers for an absolute threshold 5km all-out effort. The concluding segment saw them head to the 200m Indoor Track for a 1.1km run to the finish line.

The event is part of NYUAD’s contribution to the wider efforts towards transforming the emirate into one of the world’s most active cities. The aim here is to inspire UAE residents to lead active and healthier lifestyles. All of these community events are leading up to The World Triathlon Championship Finals. The mega event will be hosted for the first time in Abu Dhabi from 23-26 November, 2022.

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Caroline D’Almeida

A little bit of India, a little more of the UAE, and a lot of shawarma perhaps best captures Caroline’s anatomy. An avid believer in value for money, her hobbies include putting the ‘elite lifestyle’ to the test. And finding cheaper dupes for it all. A Sharjah girl new to the capital, she hopes to discover the pulse of the emirate.