KAUST Triathlon 2018

KAUST Triathlon

 Posted on Mar 10, 2018

​Congratulations to all 227 finishers: 136 racers in the Sprint Triathlon and 91 participants in the kid’s triathlon - our junior and senior racers showed impressive results! 

In addition to the racers, there were many other community members involved – marshaling, manning water stations and undertaking other volunteering tasks. Hundreds more lined the route to cheer on their family, friends and colleagues – a true community effort!

The Sprint race started with a 400m open-water swim in the Harbor waters, then onto a fast, scenic 20km cycle leg through the community and out to KAM Park, and finally a 5km run along the canal path and round the Beacon. In the kid’s triathlon, the Juniors completed a 100m pool swim, a 5km bike ride and a 1km run, while the Seniors undertook a 200m pool swim, a 10km bike ride and a 2km run.

The fastest KAUST triathletes are listed below:


  • Individual (Male): Arnaud Tauffenberger in 1:04:36

  • Individual (Female): Eva Pump in 1:11:26

  • Relay team: Team The Winners in 1:00:20


  • Individual (Male): Tallon Smith in 20:31

  • Individual (Female): Nora G. Avello in 23:14

  • Relay team: Team Victory in 18:46


  • Individual (Male): Mohamed Abed in 32:09

  • Individual (Female): Natasha Ford in 34:25

  • Relay team: Team New Camerica in 40:36

HUGE THANKS to all the organizers and volunteers, including KAUST Recreation/Coastline team, HSE, Fire Service, KAUST Security and Marcom… our many volunteer marshals and, of course, all the spectators cheering and supporting the triathletes along the route. Finally, a special thanks to Eric Rowell for helping to make the first KAUST Triathlon a fantastic community event!

Keep training and see you at next year’s annual KAUST Triathlon!

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KAUST Triathlon

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