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Denmark’s Henning smashes record to win Abu Dhabi Triathlon

05/03/2012
  • 2012 Abu dhabi international triathlon Champion Rasmus Henning
Five times World Cup winner Rasmus Henning won a spectacularly close race at this year’s US$250,000 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon, with a time of 06:21:44, smashing the current course record by 18 minutes. Australia’s Nikki Butterfield also broke the women’s course record in a time of 07:00:22.

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enmark’s Henning – whose Abu Dhabi dreams were crushed in 2011 after cramp forced him to retire in the early stages – got his revenge on the 223kms ‘pure power’ course this year, overtaking Team Abu Dhabi’s Al-Sultan, who came in second, and last year’s champion Eneko Llanos, who was placed third.

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n a day of record-breaking performances, all of the top ten male elites and top five females smashed course records.

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or full results from the 2012 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon visit www.abudhabitriathlon.com

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