Singapore to host new PTO Asian Open race for next three years

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of professional triathlete organization (PTO) today announced the expansion of the PTO Tour with the inaugural PTO Asian Open event taking place August 19-20, 2023 in Singapore.

A multi-year partnership between the PTO, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Sports Singapore (SportSG), the PTO Asian Open is a specially designed new course in the Marina Bay Financial District that will host the leading men’s and women’s professional triathlon. welcome the players.

PTO CEO Sam Renouf said:

“It is important that the PTO Tour goes to different continents, different types of courses and different climates, so that we can see who are the best endurance athletes on the planet. It’s a place and it will be a great race venue.”

The inaugural PTO Asian Open will feature the women’s and men’s 100km races (2km swim, 80km bike, 18 km run). Local and National Broadcasters.

Roy Teo, Chief of Industrial Development, Technology and Innovation at Sports Singapore (SportSG) said:

“The industry is excited to help event organizers host their events and create memorable experiences for all local and international attendees.”

Ashley Gentle, Australian professional triathlete and PTO World No.

“The athletes are very appreciative of the work the PTO has done to showcase triathlon to the world. There have been some events that have happened, and today’s news on the 2023 calendar shows that things are going in the right direction.”

Alongside professional racing, the PTO Asian Open also offers the opportunity for amateur triathletes and everyday sports enthusiasts to participate thanks to the weekend’s races for different age groups.

This includes the opportunity for amateurs to compete on the same 100km course as the world’s top ranked athletes. Details of the amateur event will be published in the month following the Chinese New Year holiday. Priority registration can be done at his PTO’s website.

Ong Ling Lee, Executive Director, Sports & Wellness, Singapore Tourism Board, said:

“This will bring vibrancy to our city and strengthen Singapore’s position as a leading sporting destination in the region. We hope that people from around the world as well as international visitors will also enjoy the opportunity for mass participation and explore what Singapore has to offer beyond the event.”

PTO’s Sam Renouf concludes:

“This long-term partnership with the PTO will help Singapore become known as the premier triathlon destination in Asia by creating a ‘sports major’ in the city. ”

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