Registration now open; additional events for newbies and kids

MALAYSIA-Triathletes, swimmers, cyclists and runners from the world over are invited to challenge themselves along a scenic course in the heart of Doha. Registration is now open for the third edition of Doha Triathlon taking place Friday, 8 February 2019 and can be done online via www.doha-triathlon.com.

In addition to the full Olympic Triathlon, Sprint and Super Sprint distances, the event will feature an additional Super Sprint distance for beginners and an official duathlon race for children aged 7 to 12. The event’s swimming and transition will take place at the Museum of Islamic Art bay, followed by a cycling leg along the Doha Corniche, and a running course in the Museum of Islamic Art’s park.

Qatar hosts close to 80 sporting events and world-class competitions across a multitude of sporting disciplines annually, with outdoor sports events capitalising on the country’s pleasant sunny winter weather. In February, average temperatures range between 17 and 24◦C (63-75 ◦F) and the water temperature averages at 19◦C (66.5 ◦F).

In the first quarter of 2019, the country’s line-up of outdoor sports events includes the Ooredoo Doha Marathon coming up in January, Doha Triathlon in February and Al Adaid Desert Challenge in March. Doha Triathlon is organised by Tasama Sports Development in partnership with the Qatar Cycling and Triathlon Federation and the Museum of Islamic Art.

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