12 Feb '11, 7am

Biathlon: Organisers raise the bar: SINGAPORE: More than 2,200 participants -- including 706 first-timers -- too...

Biathlon: Organisers raise the bar: SINGAPORE: More than 2,200 participants -- including 706 first-timers -- too...

SINGAPORE: More than 2,000 participants -- including 706 first-timers -- took part in the 11th Singapore Biathlon race at East Coat Park on Saturday, after race organisers raised their selection criterion for the first time. New participants who have not completed an open water swim event in the last two years now had to clear a swim trial in the sea instead of a pool, before competing in the race which comprises 1,500m of swim and 10km of run. Organisers SAFRA and the Republic of Singapore Navy said this was to ensure participants are familiar with the challenges of competitive swimming in the sea. This is because open water swims can be challenging even for strong pool swimmers, said triathlon coach Eugene Lee. "There will be chaos in the water -- people will not only be swimming very closely to you but they will also be swimming on top of you to get ahead," Mr Lee said....

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