Monday, March 10, 2014

UAE: DSC adapt triathlon disciplines for the desert - Full Article

Swimming makes way for endurance riding in April 19 event

By Ashley Hammond Staff Reporter
Published: 18:48 March 10, 2014Gulf News

Dubai: Organisers of the inaugural Dubai Desert Triathlon believe they may have stumbled across an exciting new concept.
On April 19, more than 200 participants are expected to take part in a first-of-its-kind event, which replaces the swimming stage of a traditional triathlon with endurance horse-riding.

A 25km loop of Dubai International Endurance City (DIEC) on horseback will be followed by a 25km cycling stage at the nearby Al Qudra cycling track and a five-kilometre run through the desert...

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