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UPANDRUNNING’S RESIDENT PHYSIOTHERAPIST, MARK LILLYWHITE TALKS TO SPORTED.AE ABOUT HIS PASSION FOR TRIATHLON…

I underestimated how nervous I would be when competing in my very first triathlon. As I jumped into to swim for my first taste of the open water, little did I anticipate my heart racing at twice its normal...

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This is my life in my words – By Jac Downham

I was born on the 2nd of august 2000 yes a millennial I am a happy healthy baby so my mum says!!! Then life has an amazing habit of changing things and I do believe now everything happens to...

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Team Tri-umphant – the little team that could did…

Sitting in the office of their school’s answer to Lord Sugar, Jon Lucas and Steve Ashby shrug their shoulders, giving a non-committal ‘sure why not’ gesture. Something has just been suggested in exchange for a day off to compete...

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Kim Edwards: Triathlete – A personal journey

We met Kim Edwards  at the ITU world championships in Abu Dhabi and started up a conversation about Triathlon. Turned out she was the Chairwomen of Riyadh Triathletes, where some of us did their first triathlon. A really inspirational...

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Jac Downham: Race Report, Ironman 70.3 Oman 2020

Ironman Oman – the (3rd Ironman branded event) in the Middle East. For those of you that don’t know, Oman is located to the East of Dubai and can be accessed by either air or road. Ironman 70.3 Oman...

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Endurance Training In Al Ain

Sarah Kelly’s Guide to Training in Al Ain – The UAE’s Garden City Sarah Kelly presents her guide to endurance training in Al Ain for Athletes Voice. Sarah began her running journey in 2018 and has since achieved a...

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IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai – 2021, By Tessa

By Tessa Kortekaas, who set a new course record in Kona winning her age group in 2018, since 2019 racing as a Dutch pro triathlete winning IM Malaysia. More than 16 months without racing, since IRONMAN Malaysia, 26-10-2019. I...

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Q&A with last year’s winner of the Ironman 70.3 Dubai Imogen Simmonds

Based in Switzerland, Imogen (or ‘Imo’ as she is also known) is one of the fastest- rising talents in the sport of triathlon. In 2019, we saw her take the bronze medal at the 70.3 World Championship in Nice...

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Q&A with Andi Boecherer

We caught up with Andi Boecherer, pro triathlete, a 5th place finisher at Kona, winner of 11 70.3 distances who has come out to Dubai early to acclimatize to the Dubai heat ahead of the race. You were previously...

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Q&A with Ruedi Wild, 2nd seeded in the Ironman70.3 Dubai 2021

Swiss PRO triathlete Ruedi Wild is seeded second in the start list of the upcoming Dubai70.3. As we are all waiting with anticipation for the start of the race, we had a quick catch up with Ruedi and asked...

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