Challenge Dubai, 2015
After having spent several years in the Middle East in the 80ties I grab every chance to return back with curiosity to see the changes that took place since. The Middle East changes fast. When I was there, sports haven’t been a topic at all. Today you feel an atmosphere of departure.
To breathe the atmosphere of the triathlon in Dubai was very special and unexpected to me. The involved locals showed a passion that I miss in our countries. From an aesthetic point of view filming this race was simply thrilling. I loved it. I hope I can infect you with my virus and you attend this race in one of the coming years. The hospitality of the people was unbeatable.
PS: There was no BIEST athlete at starting line as Yvonne van Vlerken was injured at that time, that’s why I thought in the beginning: “What the heck am I going to shoot there“. Things turned out to be very different.