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Triathletes from Five Continents Gather in Scenic Quzhou for Inaugural 2019 Tri-Factor World Championship

Asia’s leading multisport brand TRI-Factor will host its inaugural TRI-Factor World Championship 2019 in the prefecture city of Quzhou in Zhejiang Province, China this Sunday.

Sunday’s race is the grand finale to the TRI-Factor Asia Series that had stops in Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and China. 50 top elites from regional TRI-Factor races had qualified to compete for a share of the USD 20,000 prize pool and a chance to be crowned TRI-Factor World Champion.

A total of 500 local and international participants from five continents will compete in this sold-out event. There will be a total of four race distances in Quzhou – the TF Enduro (1.5km swim, 80km cycle, 20km run), Standard Distance (1.5km swim, 40km cycle, 10km run), Sprint Distance (750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run) and a Run-Bike-Run (2.5km run, 40km cycle, 5km run).

Among the names to look out for in the TF Enduro men’s elite race are 12-time New Zealand Ironman champion and two-time Hawaii Ironman runner-up Cameron Brown and China’s first professional cyclist to compete in a Grand Tour, Xu Gang. Two-time defending Southeast Asian Games champion Nikko Huelgas of the Philippines will be up against regional winners in the Standard Distance event.

Triathlon participants will start off at the iconic ShuiTing Gate which is part of the ancient city of Quzhou with a swim in the Qu River, before cycling and running legs along the historical and modern parts of Quzhou city. With a forest coverage rate of 71.5 per cent, the garden city of Quzhou has received the  title of the “Top Ten livable city in China” for two consecutive two years and is ranked fourth on the list of “China’s Happiest City”.

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Elvin Ting, Managing Director of Orange Room Pte Ltd said, “We are delighted to work with the local government and partners to bring the global triathlon community to China and to deliver a world class event for local community. This is the second year we are hosting a TRI-Factor Series event in the beautiful city of Quzhou. The iconic finishing experience through the historic Shui Ting Gate will provide athletes with an experience like no other.”

TRI-Factor was created in 2009 to foster an inclusive and welcoming triathlon community. Now in its 11th year, TRI-Factor offers more than 20 race formats and distances across Asia for participants with different skill levels and race experience.

For further information about the TRI-Factor Asian Championships and T.A.C.A. status, visit www.trifactor.asia  and www.trifactor.cn

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