Triathlon in Qatar is leaving infancy and growing up and, like proud parents, we can watch its forward steps. Indeed, we are watching you: entering the sport, perhaps at a Qatar Foundation pool-based event or roped into a team for the swim or bike or run leg of a relay; weaned on to open water; […]Read More
While the international calendar for the Qatar National Team is now clear, the domestic season is just starting. With more races than ever, plus good competition against the best of the expat community, the expectation and opportunity exists for our top triathletes to raise their level and aim to be more competitive – not with […]Read More
The first international elite races on Qatari sand since 2006 have been held these past two days as part of the ANOC World Beach Games 2019. The individual and team relay aquathlons organised jointly by QTF with the International Triathlon Union (ITU) passed off flawlessly in the face of the challenges posed by an event […]Read More
This past Monday, Abdulla BoShaheen Al-Kaabi and Fahad Al-Mohammed competed against the world at the World Beach Games Aquathlon, held here in Qatar at the Katara Cultural Village. The pair were late selections but both athletes managed to get in some specific training and preparation before race day. The event, which was 2.5 Km run, […]Read More
22 year old Naval Cadet
FAVORITE RACE: Katara Triathlon
BEST ADVICE FOR NOVICE TRIATHLETES : Prepared to face struggles and failures, just stay committed as you will get stronger & better – stay focused on your weaknesses not your competitors
BEST RACE RESULT: 2019 Qatar Elite Triathlon Champion
LONG TERM TRIATHLON GOALS: Go under one hour for sprint distance & represent Qatar at the ITU Elite World Championships and major Games
BEST MOMENT IN TRIATHLON: Off the bike heading to run
FAVORITE DISTANCE: I enjoy short distances more for now, as I’m a former National Team 400m hurdler – my body preform well in short distance
26 years old Manateq
FAVORITE RACE: Ironman South Africa
BEST ADVICE FOR NOVICE TRIATHLETES: Invest in a reputable coach
BEST RACE RESULT: 2018 Qatar Elite National Triathlon Champion
LONG TERM TRIATHLON GOALS: Continue to represent Qatar internationally and to lead the way for the next generation of Qatari triathletes!
BEST MOMENT IN TRIATHLON: First Qatari to qualify for 70.3 Ironman Worlds and competing at the Asian Games
FAVORITE BIKE & WHY?
FAVOURITE DISTANCE: Long distances – that’s where I can take of advantage of my swim + bike combo!
18 years old, Junior Elite, Aspire Academy Student
FAVORITE RACE: Subic Bay Triathlon
BEST ADVICE FOR NOVICE TRIATHLETES: Be patient with your results and be consistent with your training – the most important part is to enjoy!
BEST RACE RESULT: 2018 Aqaba West Asian Championship U19 Champion
LONG TERM TRIATHLON GOALS: Go under two hours for the Olympic distance and represent Qatar at the ITU Elite World Championships and major Games
BEST MOMENT IN TRIATHLON: The mass start of every swim, the feeling of the waves, the excitement of the atmosphere
FAVOURITE DISTANCE: Short course triathlon will always be my favourite, not only is it fun, it’s fast and takes a lot out of you!
32 years old, 30-34, Football Manager
FAVORITE RACE: Kalmar Ironman
BEST ADVICE FOR NOVICE TRIATHLETES: Stay healthy and work with a good coach.
BEST RACE RESULT: 11h22 at Ironman Distance
LONG TERM TRIATHLON GOALS: Sub 9h Ironman, win SAMLA, and qualify for Boston marathon
BEST MOMENT IN TRIATHLON: Finishing my first Ironman in Kalmar, Sweden in a new Qatari best time
FAVORITE DISTANCE: Long distances because I find my true self during the event
26 years old, 25-29, Lekhwiya Officer
FAVORITE RACE: Gold Coast ITU
BEST ADVICE FOR NOVICE TRIATHLETES: Take good care of your diet, and body – it’s more important than equipment
BEST RACE RESULT: 5th at 2018 Qatar Elite Triathlon National Championships
LONG TERM TRIATHLON GOALS: Qatar National Champion & sub 10 hour Ironman
BEST MOMENT IN TRIATHLON: Representing Qatar at the ITU Grand Final in 2018 and finishing in 2h23 for the standard distance
FAVORITE BIKE & WHY?
FAVOURITE DISTANCE: Short distances, since I can use my finishing speed better
30 years old, 30-34 Head of the Department of Definition of Islam, Bin Zaid Center
FAVORITE RACE: Doha Triathlon
BEST ADVICE FOR NOVICE TRIATHLETES: Be patient to reach your goals
BEST RACE RESULT: Sprint triathlon 1h12:10
LONG TERM TRIATHLON GOALS: be in the top 3 elites in Qatar
BEST MOMENT IN TRIATHLON: Finishing my first IM 70.3 in Colombo, Sri Lanka
FAVORITE BIKE & WHY?
FAVOURITE DISTANCE: Long distances because I know how to manage my power
31 years old, 30-34 age group, School Physical Education Teacher
FAVORITE RACE: SAMLA
BEST ADVICE FOR NOVICE TRIATHLETES: Find your passion within the sport, and pursuit it the best you can
BEST RACE RESULT: 2nd place at the 2018 Qatar Elite National Triathlon Championships
LONG TERM TRIATHLON GOALS: Top 3 in SAMLA
BEST MOMENT IN TRIATHLON: First Qatari at the 2018 Al Ghariya Triathlon
FAVOURITE DISTANCE: Any distance, and format. I love to race off road, drafting on the road, or all day/night ultra events!