Abu Dhabi Long Distance 2014 (March 15th) – Startlist

Abu Dhabi is one of the better known long triathlons that don’t use the “standard” Ironman distance of 3.8k/2.4mi swim, 180k/112mi bike and a marathon (42.2k or 26.2 mi). I want to post a bit more on non-IM long distance races, but I will just post the start list and my Ironman-distance based ranking and ratings. However, with the different lengths I won’t include the results in athlete’s or course’s ratings, I can’t calculate odds and I also won’t be able to predict finishing times. (So instead of „predictions“ I’ll call these posts just „start lists“.)

The Abu Dhabi Long Distance race is held over distances of 3k swim, 200k bike and 20k run – basically the swim is almost the same as an Ironman, the bike a bit longer, and the run significantly shorter. This allows for a much shorter recovery than an IM, and as it’s pretty early in the Northern Hemisphere season, it can be used as a great early race or fitness test. It also offers good prize money: 40.000 US$ for each of the winners and 125k total purse. In addition, the organizers probably help with travel costs and accommodation, and as a consequence the race usually attracts a very good field.

Previous Year’s TOP 3

Male Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Frederik Van Lierde BEL  00:35:21  04:48:13  01:12:47 06:41:02
2 Eneko Llanos ESP  00:35:27  04:48:21  01:16:14 06:45:02
3 Tyler Butterfield BMU  00:36:58  04:48:16  01:17:47 06:47:49

Female Race Results

Rank Name Nation Swim Bike Run Time
1 Melissa Hauschildt AUS  00:41:17  05:17:45  01:16:42 07:20:29
2 Caroline Steffen SUI  00:38:20  05:19:07  01:21:00 07:23:53
3 Michelle Vesterby DEN  00:38:19  05:21:06  01:22:27 07:27:52

Male Race Participants

Rank Name Nation Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating Rank
1 Eneko Llanos ESP 08:21:43 00:47:42 04:36:52 02:52:01 1
2 Frederik Van Lierde BEL 08:24:36 00:47:46 04:35:41 02:55:42 5
3 Tyler Butterfield BMU 08:32:54 00:49:37 04:43:29 02:56:37 18
4 James Cunnama ZAF 08:34:01 00:50:03 04:42:00 02:58:07 23
5 Bas Diederen NED 08:37:49 00:47:55 04:47:59 02:55:31 35
6 Bert Jammaer BEL 08:46:26 00:49:09 04:46:10 03:05:32 60
7 Per Bittner GER 08:51:07 00:49:58 04:52:41 03:02:03 84
8 Bart Colpaert BEL 08:51:28 00:46:55 04:46:42 03:05:39 (85)
9 Henrik Hyldelund DEN 09:09:49 00:47:32 04:47:42 03:19:20 (165)
10 Edo Van der Meer NED 09:18:39 00:47:33 04:48:48 03:36:21 (194)
11 Andi Fuchs AUT 09:19:40 00:57:16 04:50:54 03:13:09 (196)
  Sylvain Sudrie FRA unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)

Female Race Participants

Rank Name Nation Rating Swim Rating Bike Rating Run Rating Rank
1 Caroline Steffen SUI 09:12:28 00:51:46 04:59:39 03:14:44 2
2 Yvonne Van Vlerken NED 09:14:27 00:57:43 05:01:34 03:08:46 4
3 Jodie Swallow GBR 09:25:03 00:48:41 05:02:52 03:27:21 9
4 Michelle Vesterby DEN 09:27:58 00:52:05 05:09:20 03:21:19 13
5 Svetlana Blazevic SCG 10:14:15 00:52:20 05:31:28 03:43:04 105
6 Gurutze Frades Larralde ESP 10:14:43 01:02:57 05:28:28 03:24:24 (109)
7 Maria Lemeseva RUS 10:26:18 01:06:57 05:33:04 03:31:49 (128)
  Alena Stevens SVK unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)
  Melissa Hauschildt AUS unrated unrated unrated unrated (n/a)

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