Fitness enthusiasts, you’re going to want to pay attention to this. Doha Triathlon returns for its fourth year on Friday February 7 at MIA Park and we’re already shopping for brand-new running shoes.
Events include mini-kid and youth duathlons (run/cycle/run), and triathlons (sea swim/cycle/run) at three distance options.
The three distances include Olympic distance (1,500m swim, 40km cycling and 10km running), Sprint distance (750m swim, 20km cycling and 5km running) and Super-Sprint (325m swim, 10km cycling and 2.5km running).
You can also get two friends to compete together in a team relay with each person tackling their favourite discipline and competing for team relay awards.
The swim takes place in the shadow of the iconic Museum of Islamic Art itself, the cycling route extends along the Doha sea front (Corniche) to the ultra-modern West Bay business district, finishing with a run in the inspiring surroundings of MIA park.
This is easily one of the world’s most scenic routes, even attracting international competitors.
If you’re a seasoned triathlete, this race is an absolute must.
The Doha Triathlon features the ITU (International Triathlon Union) National Championships where the current number one rank Qatari, Ebrahim Al-Romaihi, will try to beat last year’s champion Saad Almejali.
Over 500 people are expected to participate in this super fun event, us included.
From QR200 (adults), from QR50 (kids). Feb 7, timings vary. MIA Park, www.dohatriathlon.com.