Triathlon

Using Motorized Bikes for IRONMAN events

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Why do people want to go through all the trouble of swimming 3.8km, cycle 180km and run a marathon in a single day? well, if you don’t know what I am talking about you don’t need to read this because it is a total SHAME on the IRONMAN event.

This event has been the epitome of challenging one endurance and discipline but I think  people these days got caught in the lime light that having a Ironman bling will make themselves some sort of celebrity.

For myself participating in Ironman events is all about self discipline and how we train and seeing ourself emerge better than previous before but hey, everyone has their reason for participating in endurance event. Just this morning I was browsing through my twitter timeline and this caught my eye, once I have read it I truly think that the glamour of the event got the better of some people out there. Seriously what happened to fair play?


Tri-Factor Series Inspiring 100,000 athletes across Asia to live better by 2020

TRI-Factor Series is expanding and it will be bigger and better, they are one of the biggest if not the largest triathlon series in Asia, They are now launching new races across 8 new countries in Asia by 2017.

Through a 2-year campaign of Grow Strong, Live Better, the TRI-Factor Series hopes to outreach to more than 100,000 athletes with varying capabilities and experience to have a go in any of the four races that they are most comfortable with.

TRI-Factor Series will also be launching a new App quarter 3 this year which will provide additional platform for all athletes to connect with other athletes while keeping updated on the latest eent news and their personal records

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Strategic partnership  with 2x Ironman World Championship Chris McCormack and other professional athletes will provide our participants with additional platform to access to coaching material and information and grow further within the sport.

TRI-Factor Series – Asian Championship 2016 race schedule.

Date             Venue

Q2 2016                    Singapore

Q2 2016                    Thailand

Q3 2016                     China

Q4 2016                     Indonesia

To find out more about the TRI-Factor series check out their website at Trifactor.sg


That One Helmet That Dominated Ironman Kona

Rudy Project Dominates Helmet Count for Record 5th Year in a Row

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Rudy Project just smashed all records by earning the prestigious title of “Most Worn Helmet at the IRONMAN® World Championships presented by GoPRO®” for the FIFTH consecutive year!

LAVA Magazine released their official product count numbers Friday evening, announcing that Rudy Project was again #1 with 639 helmets. Read more here: http://www.rudyprojectusa.com/press/?p=7097


How to Follow the Kona Coverage

Kona is happening in a day time on the 10th Oct and many Ironman and aspiring triathletes will be glued to their seat watching the pro’s and thousands of age-grouper participating in the grueling course.

If you want to know how to watch all this and don’t know how Ironman.com have prepared all the links for your pleasure. You can also follow their twitter account @IRONMANTri as they also provide good coverage

If you’ve never followed the IRONMAN World Championship before, you’re in for a treat. Join us for exclusive live coverage on Ironman.com on Saturday, October 10th. Our live show will be hosted by IRONMAN world champion Greg Welch, pro triathletes Michael Lovato and Matt Lieto, and various other guest appearances. Our site will also host a live blog, enhanced athlete tracker (including multiple time splits for the bike and run), and race day videos, which will be available to watch on demand following the race.

Live coverage will begin on Saturday, Oct. 10 at approximately 6:00 a.m. HST (9:00 a.m. Pacific Time and 12 noon East Coast Time). The male pros will start at 6:25 a.m. and the female pros at 6:30.

The race will have separate age-group starts, with the men beginning at 6:55 a.m. and the age-group women at 7:10 a.m.

Leading up to the race, athletes, media and organizers will be using #IMKona on Twitter and Instagram.

The NBC IRONMAN World Championship special will air on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ET, a recap of the pro race also following inspiring age-groupers.


Singapore International Triathlon Registration Opens

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Singapore’s largest triathlon is back and it will be held on 25 & 26 July 2015 (Saturday and Sunday), it will be an action-packed weekend of triathlon activities and entertainment with races for all ages and level, in teams or individually.

The Singapore International Triathlon will be held at the picturesque and shaded East Coast Park, Who will be crowned this year’s Singapore International Triathlon Champions?

  • Exciting new categories including the SuperSprint Relay and kids Scoot-athlon
  • Every participant will receive a limited edition t-shirt and goodie bag stuffed full of sponsors gifts

A 20% Early Bird Registration will be given and the date for registration will be as below.

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Early Bird period – until 19 March 2015.
Normal period – from 20 March 2015 until 7 July 2015.
Extended period – from 8 July 2015 until close.

Race Dates are as follow

Saturday 25 July

Standard + Standard Relay
1500m Swim + 36km Bike + 10km Run

Junior
750m Swim + 18km Bike + 5km Run

Sprint + Sprint Relay
750m Swim + 18km Bike + 5km Run

Sunday 26 July

Mini + Youth
200m Swim + 12km Bike + 1.5km Run

Kids
100m Swim + 6km Bike + 850m Run

SuperSprint Relay
3 x 300m Swim + 7.5km Bike + 1.8km Run

Kids Scoot-athlon
700m Scoot + 150m Run

For more information head over to Singapore Triathlon Website or click HERE for registration

 


Hong Kong ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup (Registration Open)

Hong Kong ASTC Triathlon Cup will be held on the 25th and 26th October 2014

Course Description

Held on the iconic grounds of Lantau Island on 25 and 26 October, the 2014 Hong Kong ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup is a premier event where recreational triathletes can rub shoulders with age-groupers and professionals.

2014 will see athletes slugging it out to take the Asian Championship crown ensuring this signature triathlon will be a not-to-be missed event.

Swim Course

The swim course is a 1 loop affair of 750m swam anti-clockwise. Athletes will start in the water in front of the floating pontoon and navigate the triangular-shaped course. Water temperature is expected to be between 24-28 degree Celsius and thus wetsuits will not be allowed on the course. The water at Discovery Bay is usually quiet to mildly choppy and swimmers can expect minimum swell on race day.

Swimmers of the Olympic distance will perform two continuous loops before exiting, while swimmers of the sprint distance will exit the water upon completion of one loop only.

Bike Course

The bike course is mostly flat, to the exception of a section going over a bridge where athletes can expect a short progressive climb followed by a mirroring downhill. The course is entirely cut to traffic and bikes will be the only vehicles moving on the roads, alongside race officials and emergency vehicles. The only technicality of the course will be the U-turn points, which are located at far end of the out & back and at the looping point (for Olympic distance athletes only).

The Olympic distance athletes have 3 laps to complete, between Sunny Bay Road and Cheung Tung Road, before heading back to transition area.

The sprint distance athletes have only 1 such loop to complete prior to heading back to transition, making it a simple out & back.

Run Course

The run course is flat and fast on wide and scenic roads. The first part of the course will take the athletes on the promenade on the sea front. Then they will head back towards transition and along the canal, crossing Magic Road up the finish area located below Fantasy Road.

Athletes of the Olympic distance will have 3 repetitions of the seaside promenade to run prior to heading to the finish.

Whilst athletes of the Sprint distance will have to run a single out & back on the promenade and then head straight to the finish.

Race Distances & Courses

The 2014 Hong Kong ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup is a signature triathlon event owned by the TriHK (TriHK), organised by leading multi-sport event organiser MetaSport and sub-vented by Home Affairs Bureau (Arts & Sports Development Fund). The race is to be held on 25-26 October 2014 (Sat & Sun), Lantau Island.

Olympic Swim 1.5km Bike 40km Run 10km Course Map (TBC)
Sprint Swim 750m Bike 18km Run 5km Course Map (TBC)
Youth Swim 375m Bike 10km Run 2.8km Course Map (TBC)
Discovery Swim 375m Bike 10km Run 2.8km Course Map (TBC)
Kids Swim 195m Bike 5km Run 2.1km Course Map (TBC)

 

To Registration link

If you are interested to participate in the following, please proceed to click on >> Register Me <<


Singapore Triathlon 2014 (Registration Opens)

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The Singapore International Triathlon is back again, 16-17 August 2014 and Metasport has been appointed as the joint organiser for this annual triathlon event.

Registrations is now Open and you can check out the their new website here

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Register early to catch the early bird price and to register your interest please click on >> REGISTER ME << for more details please do visit the Singapore International Triathlon on their new website.


The Lion Dash is Back : Unleash your Inner Lion

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22 April 2014, SINGAPORE – Summon the lion in you at the greatest mud feud in the Singapore, with the return of the Lion Dash presented by Columbia! This June, get ready for more hearts pumping action alongside familiar obstacles and some devilishly challenging new ones including, the Python Pit, Escape Route, Push Up Poaches and Slippery Slope.

“The Lion Dash is the fear factor of races and it stands out from other races because challengers have to face and conquer their fears in order to complete the race. You have to have a little bit of guts, tenacity and loads of bravery. The reward, a gargantuan sense of achievement.” Said Adam Bauerly, Founder of Lion Heart Group.

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This time, the team behind the Lion Dash sets themselves a momentous task; to test challengers to their limits. Challengers can either opt for the Sprint category, a standard 5km obstacle race or pit themselves against the big leagues in the Beast category by clocking as many laps of the 5km route in 4 hours.

Challengers can register individually or in teams of two or four depending on the race category. Registration is now open at http://www.liondash.com/.

Quick Detail

Race Event : 8th June 2014

Distance: 5km

Category Till 30th April Till 31st May
Individual $75 $85
Team (Sign up with min of 4 pax) $70 $80