Singapore International Triathlon 2023 returned for its 12th edition, in partnership with TriFactor on 16 April 2023 at the East Coast Park. The flagship event for Triathlon Singapore began with the flag-off for National Super Sprint Championship that features the elite triathletes and emerging talents. Among them are Team Singapore athletes who are looking to qualify for the upcoming 2023 SEA Games in May.
With the National Super Sprint Championships being highly competitive, the event showcases impressive performances by both the male and female athletes. Luke Chua dominated the male category and secured the first position with a stellar performance while Bryce Chong and Lachlan El-Ansary, from Australia, came in second and third respectively.
In the female category, Herlene Yu took home the top spot as Louisa Middleditch came in a close second, and Janel Susastra rounding up the top three.
Apart from the Elite category, the race also features the Extended, Standard and Sprint categories that had many budding as well as seasoned triathletes racing in. Charlene Teng from Singapore swept the first position in the Female Extended category while Fin McRae from Australia topped the podium for Male Extended category.
There was also fierce competition in the Standard category, with Maksima Shutov from Russia taking the top spot in the male division and Indonesia's Michelle Surjaputra, a TriFactor Ambassador, claiming victory in the female category.
More than just an individual race, many participants represented their triathlon clubs and competed in the Relay categories as well.
The event, however, was not without its challenges. The race officials had to make the tough decision to cut the distances short due to an unexpected jellyfish strike. The event was further hit by Category 1 weather warning that forced the co-organizers, Triathlon Singapore and Orange Room, to reduce the distances further for safety reasons.
Despite these obstacles, the participants remained resilient and showed incredible sportsmanship.
This year’s Singapore International Triathlon is a testament to the spirit of triathletes, who continue to push the boundaries of human endurance and showcase their athleticism in the face of adversity.
With the conclusion of the event, triathletes or even runners can expect more fun and exciting races in the coming weeks. TriFactor will be organising the Bike & CycleRun on 28 May 20223 and the Great Green Run will be taking place on 8 July 2023.
Additionally the biggest Triathlon and Sports Carnival of the year, the TriFactor Triathlon will also be held on 30 July 2023. For more information, please visit TriFactor Sports Festival 2023.