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Plan Your 2020 Triathlon Season with an Asian Race

by | Dec 27, 2019 | ARTICLES | 0 comments

Triathlons take extreme discipline and work ethic to complete. Most triathletes are always hunting for ways to increase their speed and stamina, hopefully doing a 226Km distance race in the future, if you’re not already there.

A benefit of putting your body through rigorous and daunting challenges is the opportunity to visit terrains different from your traditional settings. If you’re looking for an excuse to visit pristine lands while also fueling your competitive urge, plan to conquer your next triathlon in Asia.

Asia is becoming the new hotspot for Triathletes. Triathlons hosted in Asian cites provide the best of both worlds, challenging terrain to run, swim, and bike plus grand tourist landscaping. Asia has many lakes and ocean space for open-water meets, along with rolling hills for those who have a passion for biking or running. No matter the country, triathlons in Asia scenery is just as important as the challenges.

There are 35 countries represented in the International Triathlon Union (ITU), the governing body for the sport. In 2019, the ITU World Cup Tour made seven stops in Asian cities, China hosting three of the events. It was the most ITU World Cup events held in Asia since the competition inception back in 1991.

Triathlons in Asia are not only for the most experienced triathletes. All across the continent are high-level triathlons for the most experienced triathletes, families, and first-timers.

In Singapore, the smallest country in Asia where the Trifactor Series originated, offers 3 swim, bike, run events throughout the year leading up to the National Triathlon Championship August 2nd, 2020. The Compressport RUN-SWIM challenge slated on June 28, 2020 offers individuals and relay teams challenges that test your running and swimming endurance through the beautiful lush parks of Singapore. There is also a 1Km run for kids ages 6-12, marking this as a great trip for the whole family.

The Trifactor Asian series kick off on March 1, 2020 at Clark, Philippines with an inverse duathlon format where participants will run longer after the bike leg. The venue will be at Filinvest Mimosa+ Leisure City, a sprawling 201-hectare property naturally blessed with a backdrop of running mountains, abundant trees, shimmering lakes and well-maintained landscapes.

The Trifactor Asian Championship Series 2020 is now in 8 Asian countries: Singapore (May 31, Jun 28, and Aug 2), Philippines (Mar 1), Vietnam (Apr 11-12), Indonesia (Jul 11-12), South Korea (Jul 18-19), Malaysia (Jul 25-26), Thailand (Oct 17). The climax of the series will be in Quzhou China for the Asian Triathlon Championship September 19-20. Qualifiers from all the previous Trifactor races across Asia will get the chance to compete to see who is the fastest in Asia.

Go on an adventure and add Asia to your bucket list of triathlon race destination. Each country is different; with a cuisine, culture and scenery all just as fascinating as the other.

2019 SERIES

CALENDAR

SINGAPORE

 

Postponed to 2021
RUN & RUN-SWIM CHALLENGE

East Coast Park, Casuarina Grove

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Postponed to 2021
TRIATHLON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

East Coast Park, Angsana Green

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PHILIPPINES
MARCH 1, 2020
NATIONAL DUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP

Clark, Pampanga

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VIETNAM
Race Cancelled
TRIATHLON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Vung Tau

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INDONESIA
TBA
TRIATHLON & DUATHLON FESTIVAL

Belitung

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MALAYSIA
TBA
INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON

Putrajaya

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THAILAND
TBA
SWIM-BIKE-RUN

Hua Hin

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CHINA
TBA
ASIAN TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP

Quzhou

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