After a successful launch in 2023, the second edition of the PTO Asian Open from April 12-14 is set to be bigger and better with the return of the world’s best triathletes racing head-to-head for PTO Tour glory. The event will again feature a thrilling 100km triathlon course in the heart of Marina Bay that guarantees a unique experience for spectators and participants alike.
The closed course, to be revealed soon, will likely take athletes past iconic landmarks in Singapore, including Marina Bay Sands and the Singapore Flyer. The multi-lap course allows spectators to catch a glimpse of their favourite athletes in action multiple times, while participants get to feel like elites when they race on a similar course as the professionals. Besides getting to witness the top athletes in action up-close, spectators and participants will also get to mingle with fellow triathlon fans while cheering each other on during the amateur races, further enhancing the camaraderie within the community.
The 100km triathlon is the perfect event for sports enthusiasts to test themselves and reach further heights while breaking out of their regular routines and reaping even more rewards from their fitness journey. Swimming, cycling and running are some of the most popular activities in Singapore individually, according to an annual survey conducted by Sport Singapore, and are very accessible here making it easy for athletes to train. Together, the sports complement each other to help the athlete get stronger. Alternating between the activities will activate different muscle groups, build stamina, recover well while ultimately enhancing performance across all areas.
Beginners can also opt for the duathlon option, which comprises cycling and running, so there is something for everyone. For extra camaraderie or if the long distance still appears daunting, participants can also opt for the triathlon or duathlon relays and built closer bonds with their teammates while training and participating together.
Racing aside, an event village full of booths selling triathlon gear or providing tips on how to train and rest as well as a plethora of F&B options ensure a bustling atmosphere for people of all ages to enjoy themselves while taking in world-class sporting action.