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April 11, 2024

T100 Stars Take Time Out To Visit Singapore School

T100 stars Lucy Charles-Barclay and Magnus Ditlev visit primary school in Singapore

Singapore: T100 stars Lucy Charles-Barclay and Magnus Ditlev took time out in their build ups to the Singapore T100 this week to help inspire the next generation of triathletes in the city.

Children from Sembawang Primary School in the north of the city were treated to different kind of break time activity, swapping stories and snacks with two of the world’s best triathletes and then getting their own exclusive relay race.

T100 stars Lucy Charles-Barclay and Magnus Ditlev visit primary school in Singapore

“It was amazing to be able to see the next generation of athletes. To be able to share more about the T100 and what an amazing sport triathlon is. It’s a great opportunity for us as athletes to hopefully spread the word, inspire some more kids to really take up the sport or just get into sport in general,” said Lucy who goes into Saturday’s race looking for her first T100 win after coming second in the season’s opening Miami leg last month.

“I’m really excited to be back in Singapore and excited to race here, hopefully I’ll get a better result this time [she finished 5th last year]. This race is almost not about looking at the competition and really trying to think about yourself because of the heat and humidity. The moment you start focusing on someone else’s race is the minute that you just overheat and blow up. I’m going to try and not focus on the other competitors and just really focus on myself, fuel and keep cool.”

After a quick introduction to the sport of triathlon and the weekend’s races, the athletes answered a few questions from the pupils, providing tips on how they maintain their strength and take in the right nutrition for races. The athlete and pupils then took turns sharing their go-to healthy and ‘cheat day’ snacks. Fruits and French fries were the most popular answers. One pupil had brought in her favourite local treat, iced gem biscuits, and handed them around.

“It was super cool to visit the kids who have been following a training programme for running, and Lucy and I have been talking to them and hearing how it’s been going and sharing some of our tips. It’s quite funny, because when I got into triathlon it was nothing that people were thinking about what I do, or looked up to me. But then every time I do things like this you realise it’s such a cool and giving experience. So for me to see the small kids and hear them asking so many questions and questions that I’ve had myself in the past, it’s a good opportunity for me to get to share my experience.”

One thing Magnus shared was his love of smoothies as his healthy ‘go to’ treat with fruits, vegetables and oats in – even ice cream sometimes. But thinking ahead to the race on Sunday, the Dane said:

“I was really confident coming from the win in Miami, but on my first bike ride I had a crash and fractured my wrist so we’re not quite sure about if I will even be able to make it to the start line at the moment. But I’m taking every day as it comes and seeing how it goes. I’ll definitely give everything I can to get ready, but at the same time don’t want to take a risk so early in the series.”

The women’s Singapore T100 race takes place on Saturday 13 April. The broadcast starts at 1400 local time (0700 BST) and the race starts 1415 (0715 BST).  The men’s Singapore T100 race takes place on Sunday 14 April. The broadcast starts at 1500 local time (0800 BST) and the race starts 1515 (0815 BST).  Both races live and exclusive on Eurosport 1 and Discovery+ in Europe, in Singapore you can watch live on mewatch and the rest of the world on PTO+ For more details visit: https://t100triathlon.com/singapore/pro/

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Notes To Editors:

Please find below the new link to access T100 photography, including instructions on how to set up your account.

  • Go to this link and set up an account https://t100triathlon.photoshelter.com/ by clicking Login in the top right hand corner.
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About Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO)

The PTO is a sports body that is co-owned by its professional athletes, seeking to elevate and grow the sport of triathlon and take it to the next level. The T100 Triathlon World Tour is the new name for the PTO Tour and has been designated by World Triathlon as the ‘official World Championship for long distance triathlon’. It will be a season-long schedule of eight T100 races during 2024 that will be competed over 100km (2km swim, 80km bike and 18km run) and will feature the world’s best triathletes going head-to-head in Miami (9 March), Singapore (13-14 April), San Francisco (8-9 June), London (27-28 July), Ibiza (28-29 September), Lake Las Vegas (19-20 October), Dubai (16-17 November) and at the Grand Final (29-30 November). There will be racing opportunities for amateurs at all the events, including the new 100km distance at six stages, including: Singapore, London, Ibiza, Lake Las Vegas, Dubai and at the Grand Final. The broadcast will show the races live around the world in 195+ territories, courtesy of the PTO’s partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery as well as a range of other international, regional and local broadcasters.

 

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