Now the season for the Team Abu Dhabi Triathlon is over!
After a successfull and exciting year the team can draw a balance after the 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championships and the Ironman Western Australia after the past weekend. Kristin got 11th in Austrlia with 10:07 h, but contended with a cold. Paul showed a strong show on the bike split in Phuket but he ranked "only" on the 7th place. It rained cats and dogs therefore the race was very hard for Faris and he came on the 13th. However a respectable result after the exertions at the Worlds in Hawaii.
It was a long season with many highlights. Rachel Joyce placed 2nd early in the beginning of the season at the Ironman South Africa, distanced the competitors at the Ironman Lanzarote (ESP), was 4.th in Hawaii und crowend herself to the ITU Long Distance World Champion.
Faris took the European Champion in Frankfurt (GER) in an impressive way and ranked in the top-ten in Hawaii. Kristin Möller crowend her triathlon career with two Ironman victories till now! Swen Sundberg achieved very good results in many 70.3 Ironman and closed the gap to the world-class level again after his injury in summer.
Jan van Berkel, Netherlands aspirant for Olympia, convinced with victories in the Pan Amerika Cup and got good results at the WCS series. Paul Ambrose, living in America, was a class of his own at the 70.3 Ironman races in America. Victory at the 70.3 Racine and 2nd place at the 70.3 Mooseman.
For the team a few days for recovery it might be necessary the next days, to tackle the 2012 season with new power and motivation. Swen, Kristin as well as Faris will fight vor big points on the 19.02.2012 at the Ironman Sri Lanka. Afterwards it will continue wit the 70.3 South Africa, before they move to the Abu Dhabi triathlon.
A real highlight for Age-Group athletes is the official Training Camp, which is organized by the team in February and March 2012. More infos you may get here.
Before that there will be a charity race on the ergometer, where the athletes will fight against the boat in context of the Volvo Ocean Race in Abu Dhabi.
We wish the team furthermore all the best for the future and look forward to share wonderful emotions also with the fans in 2012.