On Friday afternoon, on the edge of the Yas Marina F1 circuit, 55 Elite men and women will launch themselves and their 2024 World Triathlon Championship Series campaigns, as the horn sounds on this year’s curtain-raiser – WTCS Abu Dhabi. The biggest names on the planet are ready to go shoulder-to-shoulder and see just where their form and fitness are at the beginning of this massive Olympic year. Clear the schedules, polish the TV and buckle up, it’s business time once again!

The WTCS Abu Dhabi sprint-distance course is everything that a F1 track should offer – it’s fast and hot, with rolling hills and huge potential for some lightning split times.

Women’s WTCS Abu Dhabi: 8 March, 4pm local time

Men’s WTCS Abu Dhabi: 8 March, 6pm local time

2024 World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Abu Dhabi

At 3pm on Saturday, teams will fire up for the Mixed Relay, where teams of four (two women, two men) will put it all on the line in a thrilling super-sprint relay format. This is all part of the 2024 World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi and another valuable opportunity for nations to gain ranking, for this Olympic medal event, in the qualification period.

Para Cup tour lands in Abu Dhabi

At 11am on Friday, tfirst World Triathlon Para racing of 2024 also heads to the UAE, with the Para Cup Abu Dhabi getting the ball rolling on a huge Paralympic year on the blue carpet.