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The Bintan Triathlon 2023 Returns After Three Year Absence

The Bintan Triathlon 2023 Returns After Three Year Absence - TRAVELINDEXBintan, 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:

Category Age Group Gender 1st 2nd 3rd
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

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.

About TriFactor
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.

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