- TRI-Factor Vietnam 2021 was held on 11 April with nearly 400 triathletes.
- This is the first TRI-Factor race since the pandemic.
- This was also a selection race for the Southeast Asian Games team for Vietnam.
Singapore, 12 April 2021 – After more than a year of inactivity due to the pandemic, TRI-Factor, the multisport brand under Orange Room, successfully organised its first triathlon race in Vung Tau, Vietnam with nearly 400 participants from 28 countries on 11 April 2021, Sunday across five individual and relay categories.
Hosted by Orange Room, Key Power Sports Vietnam, and Vietnam MTB Series, the TRI-Factor Vietnam 2021 was made possible with approval from the People’s Committee of Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, endorsement by Ba Ria – Vung Tau Department of Culture and Sports, University of Sports HCMC, Vietnam Triathlon Federation, and other sports event specialists.
Elvin Ting, managing director for Orange Room, said, “This TRI-Factor race in Vietnam was postponed twice due to the pandemic and we are thrilled that we finally managed to make it happen; thanks to the support of the authorities and also other associated parties to implement the appropriate measures so triathletes can race safely.
“This is the first of more TRI-Factor races to come after the pandemic. With a growing popularity of TRI-Factor in the region, we hope to execute races in eight countries in 2021.”
“TRI-Factor Vung Tau 2021 marks the comeback of triathlon sport series in Vietnam, a potential restart after uncertain time. We are overjoyed to welcome nearly 400 triathletes to the race and we look forward to a successful season from here,” Vu Thi Hoai Thuong, TRI-Factor Vietnam Project Director, on behalf of Vietnam MTB Series, added.
Besides giving the multisport scene in Vietnam a boost of motivation and purpose, TRI-Factor Vietnam 2021 also served as a selection race for biathletes and triathletes for the SEA Games Vietnam national team. Local triathletes with a performance equivalent to the SEA Games 2019 Triathlon bronze medalist result will be directly selected to Vietnam National Team. The top 3 finishers in all individual categories will get also get priority for the selection list for the Vietnam national team.