Singapore Aquathon 2018 attracted an 800 participants athletes racing while Singapore National Athletes took top spots across their age group categories. 21-year-old Singapore Bryce Chong claimed the championship for the standard distance of 1.5km swim and 10km run with a formidable time of 1 hour 10 minutes and 44 seconds. 44-year-old British Timothy Kelsall and 47-year-old Singaporean Danny Lim took second and thirds spots with a time of 1 hour and 12 minutes and 1 hour and 14 minutes respectively.
Singapore YOG representative Emma Middleditch took the top spot for the sprint category with a time of 35 minutes and 27 seconds racing ahead with her father coach James Middleditch who also took a podium spot at the sprint category with a time of 40 minutes and 1 second. Nicholas Rachmadi was crowned champions in the sprint category with a time of 34 minutes and 10 seconds ahead of French Valentin Van Wersch and Singaporean Samir Varma who finished second and third spot.
This event is specially designed to be fully inclusive for all fitness levels and ages, with physically challenged Emma Oldager completing the 750m swim leg of the Sprint relay category along with friend Laura Young who finished 11th place with a time of 48 minutes and 24 seconds.
Managing Director Orange Room, Elvin Ting mentioned: “As the years go by, the Singapore Aquathlon goes from strength to strength. This year’s race is a dazzling display of how far multisport has come in our nation and we hope to continue encouraging everyone to tap into their competitive spirit, get healthy, and enjoy this amazing sport.”
* Adapted from Press Release