UIPM President Klaus Schormann stated: "The Biathle World Championships is the highlight non-Olympic competition on UIPM's calendar. The Biathle consisting of the physical Modern Pentathlon elements of swim & run is a vital tool in developing the grass roots pentathlon skills across the globe.
Dubai organised one of the best Biathle World Championships in history in 2010, so we are confident of them putting on a fantastic event for the UIPM Biathle family”.
The Biathle World Championships is the climax to the Biathle season which consists of 5 Biathle World Tour events across the globe. Over 300 athletes are expected to converge in Dubai, with the categories ranging from 10 and under to 70 and older, making Biathle truly an event for everyone.
"Biathle is a fantastic way for smaller Modern Pentathlon countries to participate in an UIPM event" stated UIPM Secretary General Joël Bouzou
"Since the Biathle consists of only running and swimming elements anyone near water (can be a lake, beach, or swimming pool) and land can train and compete. In some cases they don't even need shoes or equipment to embrace the sport. So kids from Congo have the same opportunity to compete against kids from the United Kingdom. Biathle is really an important pillar in the world wide development of Modern Pentathlon" added Mr Bouzou.
The invitation for this event will be distributed by the United Arab Emirates Modern Pentathlon Federation shortly. For more information on the 2012 Biathle World Championships and the sport of Biathle, please visit the home of UIPM, Pentathlon.org.