Bintan, Indonesia, October 26, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Over the past weekend, Bintan Resorts, in collaboration with TriFactor Asia, organised and flagged off the highly-anticipated return of the BINTAN TRIATHLON BY TRIFACTOR in 2023 after a three-year absence. Set against the scenic backdrop of Lagoi Bay, Bintan, this renowned event took place on 21 October 2023, marking its return to the world triathlon series. Athletes from around the globe gathered to compete in a test of endurance, encompassing swimming, cycling, and running. Adding to the weekend’s events, a Gran Fondo competition for cycling enthusiasts was introduced on 22 October 2023. The total field of triathlon and other races’ participants were more than 500, surpassing the target for this return event.
This year’s adult races saw the participation of athletes and sports enthusiasts between the ages of 16 to 71, and coming from more than 35 countries, including Indonesia and Singapore.
The Bintan Triathlon by TriFactor 2023 is a momentous revival of a sporting event that captivated enthusiasts in the past. The previous edition was held in 2019 and discontinued due to the unprecedented challenges brought about by the global pandemic from 2020 to 2022.
This event is supported and partnered by Wonderful Indonesia – Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Wonderful Riau Island: Kepri Tourism Province and Bintan District Tourism Official.
The Guests of Honour presiding over the event are Pak Albert Wijaya, Indonesia Triathlon Federation – Riau Island Province, and Pak Max Federico Carlen, Indonesia Triathlon Federation – Riau Island Province.
Joining forces as esteemed Bintan Triathlon by TriFactor Ambassadors are well-known figures within the triathlon circuit including athletes Arthur Tong (Singapore); Elaine Young (Singapore); Choo Ling Er (Singapore); Andy Wibowo (Indonesia); Leanne Szeto (HongKong); Faith Garcia Miss Aura (Philippine); Kelly Tandiono (Indonesia) and Michelle Surjaputra (Indonesia).
Results Bintan Triathlon, 21st October 2023, as follows:
|Enduro||18 – 39||Male||Alex Thio||Kyle Fram||Dex Cheong|
|Enduro||40 – 49||Male||Andy Wibowo||Assad Attamimi||Mike Slaton|
|Enduro||50 – 59||Male||Stephen Dow||Mark Lampard||Takayuki Watenta|
|Enduro||60 & Above||Male||Tanaka Hiroyuki||–||–|
|Enduro||18 – 39||Female||Leanne Szeto||Elaine Young||Man Yun Yong|
|Enduro||40 & Above||Female||Mei Yin Lee||Jaime Lim||Marliny Abdul Samad|
|Olympic||18 – 29||Male||Justin Kwik||Gabriel Ong||Wei Jie Ang|
|Olympic||30 – 39||Male||Jerko Grom||Andi Rahmat||Adam Cotter|
|Olympic||40 – 49||Male||Russell Van de water||Larent Nicolas||Christian Cavazzuti|
|Olympic||50 – 59||Male||Chuk Chuen||Robbie Chana||Mark Ritchie|
|Olympic||60 & Above||Male||Inghie Kwik||Joen Yen Lee||Ebbie Baghaie|
|Olympic||18 – 39||Female||Dea Salsabila||Katie Gill||Bianca Dharmasena|
|Olympic||40 & Above||Female||Catherine Epinat||Wan Li Ho||Mae Ong Gmira|
|Olympic Relay||Team Relay||All||Team Croissant Lovers||Team wtf – wheres the finish||Team Lagoi
sport group B
|Sprint||Elite||Male||Yi JunTey||Albert Wijaya||Max Charlen Federico|
|Sprint||16 – 34||Male||Rik Beugel||Noah Schaffer||Jaden Lim|
|Sprint||35 – 49||Male||Alexander Beazley||Untung Suropati Senen||Iain Craig Anderson|
|Sprint||50 & Above||Male||Marnix Beugel||Simone Morandi||Lim lucky Limanjaya|
|Sprint||Elite||Female||Wan Ting Lim||Regine Xuan Xuan Goh||–|
|Sprint||16 – 39||Female||Renee Rommeswinkel||Julia Riegel||Kelly Tandiono|
|Sprint||40 & Above||Female||Shoko Suzuki||Marlene Widjanarko||Marchella Pesce|
Results Gran Fondo Ride, Sunday, 22nd October 2023, as follows:
|Experience 120k||Open Age Group (Male) :|
|Experience 120k||18 – 39||Male||Almy Hanggara||Kyle Fram||Christopher Keightley|
|Experience 120k||40 – 49||Male||Metodio||Mike Slaton||Carlo Benazzi|
|Experience 120k||50 & Above||Male||Carl Wegner||Vikram Khanna||Michael Fernandes|
|Open Age Group (Female) :|
|Experience 120k||18 – 39||Female||Ling Er Choo||Sho Lekah||Michelle Surjaputra|
|Experience 120k||40 & above||Female||Anna fritz||Shoko Suzuki||–|
|Explore 60K||18 – 39||Male||Hans Morico||Chandra||Arthur Tong|
|Explore 60K||40 & Above||Male||Jeff Vlahovich||Benny Eryanto||Mohamed Amran|
|Explore 60K||Open||Female||Elaine Young||Mei Yin Lee||Janise Quek|
TriFactor, a brand by Orange Room, is Singapore’s foremost triathlon and
endurance sports brand in Singapore, and official partner with Bintan Resorts for the Bintan Triathlon by TriFactor 2023. Since its establishment in 2009, TriFactor has expanded its TriFactor Series across various Asian countries, including the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and China, providing a platform for all participants to forge connections and foster camaraderie as fellow triathletes from diverse backgrounds, uniting sporting communities.
“We are very excited to welcome the Bintan Triathlon after a long absence from the sporting scene,” said Mr Abdul Wahab, Chief Operating Officer, PT Bintan Resort Cakrawala (Bintan Resorts). “With the support we received, we were committed to holding an excellent event that was enjoyed by many, including a wide range of triathletes from all over the world. He continued: “We would like to express our gratitude to the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore, the Ministry Tourism & Creative Economy, Tourism Office of Bintan Regency and Riau Islands Province, Governor Riau Islands Province, Regent of Bintan, Head of the Bintan Regency Tourism Office, Federation Triathlon Indonesia, Bintan Resorts Council, and media partners for their support. With their help, we look forward to bringing more of such events and we are committed to growing sports tourism in Bintan Resorts, so look out for more sporting events to come in 2024.”
Mr Elvin Ting, Managing Director and Founder of Orange Room, said: “TriFactor is delighted to have partnered with Bintan Resorts to organise the Bintan Triathlon by TriFactor Festival in 2023. Our close collaboration aims to revive sports tourism in the breathtaking setting of Bintan, for now and into the future. The island’s extensive coastline, well-maintained roads, and exceptional infrastructure create an ideal training ground for athletes, ensuring their safety, enjoyment, and inspiration, offering our community the perfect location to train and compete at the highest level. It has been a successful weekend and we hope to see even more participants in future events.”
For more information about the Bintan Triathlon by TriFactor 2023 and detailed maps, and race routes please visit www.trifactor.asia/Bintan_Triathlon
About Bintan Resorts
Bintan Resorts is a multi-award winning, integrated beach resort destination that is host to 19 independent beach resorts, four designer golf courses, as well as an ever-expanding range of recreational facilities and attractions. It covers the entire northern coast of Bintan Island and is located just 60 minutes away via a catamaran ferry ride from Singapore, easily accessible for those looking for the perfect tropical beach getaway.
TriFactor is dedicated to promoting accessible and inclusive good health through sports. Our comprehensive approach empowers members to achieve their fitness goals and aspirations to their fullest potential. By leveraging the latest advancements in sports science and technology, we help individuals overcome their self-imposed limitations and unlock their true physical and mental capabilities. Our focus on self-actualization promotes greater self-confidence and empowerment, leading to positive impacts on all areas of life. We support individuals at every stage of their fitness journey with a variety of themed destination races around the world, promoting sustainability, family bonding, and camaraderie. Our events are designed to be family-friendly, with activities and events for children and families, and we partner with local charities and organizations to give back to the community. We take steps to minimize our environmental impact, incorporate the latest sports science research and techniques, and use data-backed technology to track and analyse performance. At TriFactor, we believe that good health is not an event, but a lifestyle.