Photo story by Lai Jun Wei and Vanessa Lim/Red Sports
East Coast Park, Saturday, February 12, 2011 — 2,428 biathletes took to the waters off East Coast Park for the 2011 Singapore Biathlon last weekend. A new sprint category was introduced for youth biathletes, comprising of a 750m swim and 5km run.
Here’s a picture story from last Saturday.
A participant gets ready as dawn breaks over the eastern coastline of Singapore. (Photo 1 © Vanessa Lim/Red Sports)
As the sun comes up, Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats from the Republic of Singapore Navy take up positions along the swim route. (Photo 2 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
The first wave is flagged off at 7.30am. (Photo 3 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
The veterans’ and women’s categories were the first to hit the waters. (Photo 4 © Vanessa Lim/Red Sports)
Clara Wong emerges from the water way ahead of the pack in the swim leg. (Photo 5 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Clara, silhouetted against the morning sky, finishes the swim segment in 21 minutes and 19 seconds, 50 seconds ahead of her next-closest competitor. (Photo 6 © Vanessa Lim/Red Sports)
Defending Women’s Open champion Trudy Fawcett emerges from the water. Despite having a slower swim, she caught up with Clara during the run to retain her title. (Photo 7 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Women’s Open runner-up Sumiko Tan emerges from the water. (Photo 8 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Gerald Koh (4014) emerges from the water. (Photo 9 © Vanessa Lim/Red Sports)
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