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Dann Brook: Abu Dhabi diary part three
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Posted on: Friday 12th March 2010

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Elite athlete Dann Brook ( is one of a host of athletes competing in the capital of the United Arab Emirates this weekend, at the inaugural Abu Dhabi International Triathlon ( The event, with a mouth-watering $250,000 on offer has attracted a stellar field, and Dann has agreed to provide an athletes perspective on the race for Tri247, through a regular diary over the coming days.

Here is his third update. If you missed them, you can find part one HERE, and part two HERE.

Friday 12th March. 12:15

This morning was all about the racking and the swim course training session. We were greeted by thick fog at 6:30am, the time we are due to be starting tomorrow, so a lot of people are hoping that there is a distinct lack of it tomorrow.

All the pro's loaded their bikes onto a bus for the short journey to the Emirates Palace, which was quite a bizarre sight!

Ellte bikes on the bus...

I headed out for a lap of the course in the mist and could just about see from buoy to buoy. I managed it around with out too much drama – all in all it was quite pleasant; calm, blue, warm water.

There is actually a HUGE Palace behind all that mist!

After that it was all about the racking, bag packing. It's a split transition here so it was a bit of a nightmare getting everyone to the right places, so there was a fair bit of hanging around. But whilst we were there the fog lifted providing a wonderful backdrop of downtown Abu Dhabi and the Emirates Palace.

Mist has disappeared at T2

Today is now all about chilling out and staying off my feet for tomorrow. All the work is done now, so its time to stick on a movie and get in some relaxation time before the smashfest tomorrow.


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