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Video: Faris Al-Sultan walks on water in Abu Dhabi

Posted Jan 24 2011 9:26am

Faris

This new video of Ironman champion Faris Al-Sultan is a bit of a promo story for both Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi triathlon team.

No, make that a definite promo story for 32-year-old Faris and team Abu Dhabi, but we're posting it nevertheless because it provides an interesting insight into Faris Al-Sultan and last year's triathlon race in Abu Dhabi.

While to us training in the heat of Abu Dhabi may seen like a grueling way to get ready to race an Ironman, according to Faris it's the perfect place to put in the long swim, bike, run hours you need to get ready for an Ironman...at least in the winter.

"It really has had a great effect on my training," says Faris, "because of the perfect conditions I find here during the wintertime."

But watch the video for yourself, and you'll see that training and racing in Abu Dhabi may not be as completely crazy as it initially seems.

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