TRI-Factor Vietnam 2022 race held in Vung Tau on 10 April witnessed 300 participants from 28 countries, with Winners of selected categories earning a spot at TRI-Factor World Championship 2022
Daniel Le Nhat Tai, overall male winner of the Enduro category. PHOTO: ORANGE ROOM ASIA
Singapore, 19 April 2022 – The 2022 TRI-Factor race season kicked off proper on Sunday, 10 April 2022 with TRI-Factor Vietnam in the beautiful port city of Vung Tau.
More than 300 triathletes representing 28 countries such as the Netherlands, Taiwan, Canada, France, Denmark, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States of America, took part in the biggest mass participation international triathlon event in Vietnam since the COVID-19 pandemic started.
True to its hot and humid nature, the multisport athletes braved the heat of the scenic course that took them into the waters of Back Beach (Bai Sau) for the swim, a ride on the smooth, well-paved roads of Thuy Van streets and a flat run along the picturesque Thuy Van – Ha Long street.
Race participants in the swim leg of TRI-Factor Vietnam in the beautiful port city of Vung Tau. PHOTO: ORANGE ROOM ASIA
“This event certainly quenched my thirst for racing. I was very much looking forward to this and I am overjoyed to meet my like-minded friends of the community. I set a goal to test my limits, on top of balancing work and life, and I hope to become a role model for my children. What I achieved was beyond my expectations and I’m very proud with my win!” said Daniel Le Nhat Tai, overall male winner of the Enduro category.
“I just recovered from COVID-19 a week before the race, so I had to be careful not to push myself too hard in the race. My intention was just to have fun, so honestly a second place finish is beyond what I expected. It has been a long time without travel and races, so from here I hope to take part in overseas races and interact with foreign athletes,” said Nguyen Tuan Anh, who came in overall male second for the Sprint category.
Cycling leg of TRI-Factor Vietnam held on 10 April 2022. PHOTO: ORANGE ROOM ASIA
“We are excited to start the 2022 season with new race locations and formats to serve the community. It was heartwarming to see the athletes, supporters and fans come together physically. This is only the beginning as we aim to roll out the rest of the season across the region!” said Elvin Ting, co-founder of Orange Room Asia, who created and owns the TRI-Factor brand.
The TRI-Factor Asian Championship Series, which first started in 2009, will be held in 9 countries this year – Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea and China – including a brand new TRI-Factor World Championship race location that will be revealed soon.
Race participants at the running leg of TRI-Factor Vietnam receiving hydration at a water point. PHOTO: ORANGE ROOM ASIA
TRI-FACTOR VIETNAM 2022 RESULTS
ENDURO (1500m swim, 80km bike, 21km run)
1st, Male – Daniel Lê Nhật Tài
2nd, Male – Tuna Đặng Quốc Tuấn
3rd, Male – Võ Anh Tuấn
1st, Female – Phạm Tố Phương
2nd, Female – Nguyễn Đặng Quỳnh Như
3rd, Female – Nguyễn Phương Hoa
STANDARD (1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run)
1st, Male – Lâm Quang Nhật
2nd, Male – Trịnh Vũ Anh Huy
3rd, Male – Kristof Van Houdt
1st, Female – Nguyễn Thị Trà My
2nd, Female – Mary Mcaloon
3rd, Female – Đào Trà My
SPRINT (750m swim, 25km bike, 5km run)
1st, Male – Nguyễn Tùng
2nd, Male – Nguyễn Tuấn Anh
3rd, Male – Friso Klok
1st, Female – Phạm Thuý Vi
2nd, Female – Nguyễn Thị Thuỳ Mỵ
3rd, Female – Nguyễn Thị Thiên Minh
1st, Team – Nguyễn Mạnh Thường, Phan Tuấn Vũ, Mao Quốc Tới
2nd, Team – Lâm Trang Hoàng Thanh, Huỳnh Đức Huy, Võ Chí Hiếu
3rd, Team – Trương Quang An, Nguyễn Lê Huy, Nguyễn Đăng Khoa
1st, Male – Hà Văn Nhật
2nd, Male – Florian Deichmann
3rd, Male – Phạm Tiến Sản
1st, Female – Nguyễn Thị Phương Trinh
2nd, Female – Đoàn Thị Cẩm Tú
3rd, Female – Nguyễn Thị Hiệp