Singapore International Triathlon Race Review
all images by Orange Room/Zan Ang Photography
This year’s Singapore International Triathlon saw new national champions crowned over the sprint distance (750-meter swim, 18-kilometer bike ride, 5-kilometer run) at East Coast Park on September 10.
In the men’s race, Youth Olympic Games 2014 representative Bryce Chong claimed the win over Zacharias Low and Nicholas Rachmadi, while in the women’s race Ethel Lin trumped Phoebe Kee and Chang Shuwen. With selection for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the line and Chong and Rachmadi already nominated, Low took the remaining men’s spot. Lin and Kee were selected for the women.
As Singapore’s premier triathlon event, almost 2,000 age-group participants raced across the four distances on offer (sprint, standard, mini, kids) as individuals or relay teams. More than 860 overseas participants came from 57 countries, making this one of the most diverse editions in its 34-year history.
Alexandre Delort and Charlotte Henry took the overall wins in the standard distance, with times of 2:07:56 and 2:31:29 respectively over the flat and fast course. This is definitely where one can set a new personal best, with high levels of competition to push one further and top organization to keep distractions and slow-downs to a minimum.
It was also one of the most accessible for all fitness levels and ages. Jamie Tam the youngest participant at 9 years old finished 25th in the kids triathlon.
Managing Director of Orange Room, Elvin Ting : “As the years go by, the Singapore International Triathlon goes from strength to strength. This year’s race is a dazzling display of how far triathlon has come in our nation and we hope to continue encouraging everyone to tap into their competitive spirit, get healthy, and enjoy this amazing sport.”
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