The World Triathlon Championship Finals will be held on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island from November 23 to November 26, 2022.
The Championship Finals are the pinnacle of the World Triathlon calendar. The multi-day triathlon festival will attract thousands of local, regional, and international triathletes, with World Champions crowned in the Elite, Para, and Age Group racing categories.
Previous hosts have included London, Budapest, Beijing, Auckland, Chicago, Gold Coast, Lausanne, and Edmonton, with Abu Dhabi hosting the race for the first time in 2022. With the World Triathlon Championship Series being a fixture on Abu Dhabi’s annual athletic calendar, the bid for the Final strengthens Abu Dhabi’s worldwide triathlon prominence even further.
Along with the World Championship races, the event will feature community races for all ages and abilities, providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for age-group triathletes to compete on the same weekend and at the same venue as the world’s best.
The acclaimed global four-day tournament will take place on Yas Island’s waterways, tracks, and roads, the UAE’s premier sporting destination.
More than 7,500 local, regional, and international triathletes are anticipated to compete in Abu Dhabi.
It all comes down to one race. The entire season boils down to this week’s race in Abu Dhabi for the elite ladies and men competing in this year’s World Triathlon Championship Series.
The men’s and women’s competitions have come down to the wire, with Hayden Wilde and Alex Yee as men’s favorites and Georgia-Taylor Brown and Flora Duffy as women’s favorites. However, because triathlon is such an unpredictable sport, anything may happen, and a surprise winner in either category is possible.
Discover all there is to know about the World Triathlon Championship Finals in Abu Dhabi.
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World Triathlon Series Finals schedule
All times in local time (CEST +3)
Friday, November 25
1:06 pm-3:06 pm:
2022 World Triathlon Elite Women’s Championship Finals
Saturday, November 26
3:06 pm-5:00 pm:
2022 World Triathlon Elite Men Championship Finals
When and where do the World Triathlon Championship Series Finals take place?
The World Triathlon Championship Series final will be held on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on November 25 and 26, with the elite women’s and men’s titles to be decided.
Yas Island is a 25-square-kilometer tract of land that hosts the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and has become one of Abu Dhabi’s most popular tourist destinations.
Athletes will compete for the title of 2022 champion at the Yas Bay Race Village in the season finale.
Athletes to watch in the World Triathlon Championship Series finale:
Hayden Wilde of New Zealand is in pole position for the World Champion title in Abu Dhabi, knowing that a win or second-place result this week will give him the championship for the season. The guy most likely to stop him is Great Britain’s Tokyo 2020 silver medalist Alex Yee, who has 3732.09 points this season, just over 117 fewer than Wilde.
If Yee (24) wins and Wilde (25) finishes third or below, the Brit will win the overall title. And if either of them wins, they will be the youngest season champions since Alistair Brownlee in 2009.
While Wilde and Yee are the two main title candidates, others might spoil the party if race results go their way.
France’s Leo Bergere and Belgium’s Jelle Geens are third and fourth in the standings, and both have a chance to win if the top two fall short of the ambitious goals they set for themselves this season.
The women’s race appears to be an apparent shootout between two Olympic medalists, with Britain’s Georgia Taylor-Brown (silver in Tokyo) leading the way with 3925.00 points from her four scoring events and Olympic winner Flora Duffy close behind on 3855.63.
Duffy is coming off a great triumph in her home World Triathlon Series race in Bermuda, but both know that a victory in Abu Dhabi will be enough to title them World Champions.
However, don’t rule out Team GB’s Beth Potter or the USA’s Taylor Knibb, who are further back on 3200.73 and 3189.91 points, respectively, to have a chance to win the title. Knibb needs both Taylor-Brown and Duffy to finish outside the top 10, but with triathlon being such an unpredictable sport, miracles can – and do – happen.