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The swim course is well marked, that though does not mean there will be no discussions and questions.
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A very confident Andrew Starykowicz at the morning swim.
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These competitors from Lebanon will be tackling the 1.5k swim, 100k bike and 10k run short course event.
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It appears there is always a smile on the face of Angela Naeth.
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It was actually quite busy at swim practice in the morning.
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This an is very popular here in Abu Dhabi.
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Heather Wurtele and her husband Trevor were stoked that their kits arrived in the nick of time.
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The race ready Specialized Shiv Tri of Nikki Butterfield.
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Fraser Cartmell was one of the first guys to rack his Trek Speed Concept.
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The Argon 18 of Luke Bell.
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Rasmus Henning also has a red one of these machines.
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This will most ikely be the last race for Caroline Steffen on the Cervelo P4, as she should be receiving her Cervelo P5 any day now.
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We'll be curious to see how fast Jodie Swallow will move this Storck Aero 2.
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This red Shiv belongs to Melissa Rollison who is considered one of the favorites here.
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Andrew Starykowicz chatted with 2 first time triathletes who will be competing in the Sprint race. The guy on the right will most likely become part of our random age group interviews.
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More triathletes were arriving late in the afternoon with Clayton Fettell leading the charge.
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Clsyton Fettell looks very confident and fit.
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The defending champion Frederik Van Lierde checked in his bike towards the end.
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There are quite a few competitors from the region here.
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Directions are appreciated everywhere.