Running and cycling enthusiasts, travellers who are interested in races overseas, and spectators who want to join in the high-energy atmosphere of a duathlon, come one, come all! The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) is staging its inaugural Asian Open in Singapore on August 20 featuring a line-up of duathlon and triathlon races.
And anyone who can run 4.5km is welcome to join. Seriously, it is suitable for all fitness levels. And you don’t need a fancy and expensive bicycle to take part in the duathlon. Challenge yourself or band together with your friends to the two distances featured. The Standard Duathlon is a 4.5km run, then a 32km bicycle ride, then another 4.5km run. The Long Duathlon is a 9km run, a 64km bike ride, then another 9km run. Both races offered can be done as an individual or as a relay where two or three people complete each part of the race, such as one to start on the run, another to get on the bicycle, and a third to complete the final run.
What makes this event so unique is the backdrop of Singapore’s breathtaking Marina Bay. With road closures throughout the city centre, participants will start off with a run along Marina Bay and the famous Gardens by the Bay and then venture out on a spectacular bike course through the city centre.
“We’re excited to add additional multisport racing with these two Duathlon race opportunities for amateur athletes in response to the demand we saw during registration for the 100km PTO Asian Open,” explains PTO CEO Sam Renouf.
“We think that demand was a great testament to Singapore as a world class sports venue and the unique opportunity to race on an iconic, closed road course around the instantly recognisable Marina Bay.”
The PTO is a new sports body co-owned by the professional athletes, seeking to elevate and grow the sport of triathlon and take it to the next level.
The event will also feature the world’s top male and female professional triathletes race 100km (2km swim, 80km bike, 18km run) on the same spectacular city circuit course. The pro race will be broadcast live around the world to 170 territories. And also part of the event is festival activities, music and kids entertainment. Something for everyone!
Register now for early bird rates till May 24, 11.59pm. Regular rates come into effect after that till June 20, 11.59pm.