S'pore International Triathlon set to be biggest yet with new carnival

SINGAPORE - The prestigious 15th annual Singapore International Triathlon is on track to be one of the biggest yet - with a field of some of the world's top triathletes and new family entertainment over the August 16-17 weekend.

MetaSport Managing Director Nathalie Marquet said in a press statement that the new family carnival and live music were exciting additions to the renowned event.

"While the triathlon will be a similar format to previous years, we've added some entertaining new activities for participants and spectators on both days," Ms. Marquet said. "There'll be a free live music concert on Saturday afternoon and a family carnival both days, along with a barbeque, fun duos and free Pilates classes.

"Competitors will still be swimming, biking and running through the beautiful East Coast Park course, but now they'll celebrate their race with the award ceremony at Angsana Park, along with food, drinks and music.

As in previous years, the event is sanctioned as an Asian Cup Race by the International Triathlon Union (ITU), the Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC) and supported by Sport Singapore.

General Manager of the Triathlon Association of Singapore Eugene Ong said this year's elite field would be as strong as ever.

The official charity of the Singapore International Triathlon is SportCares, an organisation that helps improve the lives of disadvantaged kids through a sport.