The third GEMS Triathlon, part of the GEMS Sport Series, took place on Friday 3rd March 2017. The event saw an impressive number of athletes, both young and old, at the GEMS Wellington Academy, Al Khail. With an increase in participants this year, the family friendly triathlon consisted of 411 participants swimming, cycling and running either as individuals or as a team.
The GEMS Triathlon was enthusiastically supported by a large number of spectators this year. As the athletes raced to the sound of cheering and whistles, it was evident that there was a fantastic amount of sportsmanship out on the course.
This year, the triathlon’s success was highlighted by the feedback it received – with one father-daughter team saying “the whole thing has been a triumph, incredibly enjoyable and well organised, with a positive energy throughout” and another praising the “very professional” team.