Foo, McFarland top inaugural TRI-Factor Long Run Swim

Foo Gen Lin flashed superb form and dominated the long distance RunSwim Challenge while Joanna McFarland held off Charlene Tang in the open female long distance as they shared top honors in the TRI-Factor Asian Championship Series at the Singapore East Coast Park on July 8, 2018.

Foo clocked 1:57:31 to rule the grueling 10.5km run-1.5km swim-10.5km run event, beating Dave Barr (2:02:24.9) by almost five minutes while Alan Blakie timed 2:03:22 to place third overall in the event.

Singapore National youth triathletes Mr Cedic Chua and Nicholas Rachmadi came in first and second in the sprint category of 5.25km run-500m swim-5.25km run with a time of 51 minutes and 51 seconds and 52 minutes and 37 seconds respectively.

Into its tenth year running, the TRI-Factor Triathlon has been a key pillar of the Singapore multisport and triathlon scene, and has helped to drive its growth and expansion. This year’s race attracted more than 500 participants of all abilities racing in this new format of multi-sport, many of them becoming triathletes for the first time after progressing from the single-sport events earlier in the series. East Coast Park has proven to be the ideal venue for sports events of this magnitude with its ample facilities and wide flat roads perfectly suited for fast yet safe racing.

TRI-Factor has also celebrates their 10th year with Asian Championship series across Malaysia, Philippines, China, and Thailand. 

Managing Director Orange Room, Elvin Ting said: “We are excited to be coming into our tenth year for TRI-Factor Series this year. When we first started our series, we wanted to encourage healthy lifestyles and pursuits. It makes us proud to see our races become proving grounds for our nation’s best athletes.”

The next TRI-Factor series will be in Singapore  on July 29, 2018.
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