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Tri-Factor Pulls Off Biggest Mass Participation International Triathlon Event in Vietnam Since the Pandemic

The TRI-Factor Vietnam 2022 race held in Vung Tau on 10 April saw 300 participants from 28 countries. Winners of selected categories earned a spot at the TRI-Factor World Championship 2022 – where the location will be revealed soon.

The 2022 TRI-Factor race season kicked off proper last Sunday with TRI-Factor Vietnam in the beautiful port city of Vung Tau. More than 300 triathletes representing 28 countries such as the Netherlands, Taiwan, Canada, France, Denmark, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States of America, took part in the biggest mass participation international triathlon event in Vietnam since the COVID-19
pandemic started.

True to its hot and humid nature, the multisport athletes braved the heat of the scenic course that took them into the waters of Back Beach (Bai Sau) for the swim, a ride on the smooth, well-paved roads of Thuy Van streets and a flat run along the picturesque Thuy Van – Ha Long street.

“This event certainly quenched my thirst for racing. I was very much looking forward to this and I am overjoyed to meet my like-minded friends of the community. I set a goal to test my limits, on top of balancing work and life, and I hope to become a role model for my children. What I achieved was beyond my expectations and I’m very proud with my win!” said Daniel Le Nhat Tai, overall male winner of the Enduro category.

“I just recovered from COVID-19 a week before the race, so I had to be careful not to push myself too hard in the race. My intention was just to have fun, so honestly a second place finish is beyond what I expected. It has been a long time without travel and races, so from here I hope to take part in overseas races and interact with foreign athletes,” said Nguyen Tuan Anh, who came in overall male second for the Sprint category.

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“We are excited to start the 2022 season with new race locations and formats to serve the community. It was heartwarming to see the athletes, supporters and fans come together physically. This is only the beginning as we aim to roll out the rest of the season across the region!” said Elvin Ting, co-founder of Orange Room Asia, who created and owns the TRI-Factor brand.

The TRI-Factor Asian Championship Series, which first started in 2009, will be held in 9 countries this year – Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea and China – including a brand new TRI-Factor World Championship race location that will be revealed soon.

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