Just when you think you're tough enough


Lucy Charles-Barclay and Magnus Ditlev participated in a mini relay with Sembawang Primary School pupils

photo credit: Singapore T100

It is race week for the Singapore T100 and the Marina Bay area is buzzing  with excitement as the Lion City welcomes some of the world’s best athletes and thousands of triathlon  enthusiasts.  

To facilitate the smooth running of Singapore T100, the following roads are closed on Saturday (April 13) from 11am to 8pm and on Sunday (April 14) from 3am to 7pm: Bayfront Ave, Sheares Avenue, ECP  Exits 14, 14A & 15, Rochor Road, Ophir Road. Additional roads closed on Sunday are Nicoll Highway  and Republic Ave. 

Detailed information is available at  Spectators and participants are advised to plan their journey accordingly and encouraged to take public  transport. 

Ahead of the April 13-14 Singapore T100, pro athletes Magnus Ditlev and Lucy Charles-Barclay took  the time to meet 13 pupils from Sembawang Primary School on Thursday (April 11). The athletes  sampled iced gem biscuits and participated in a mini relay with the pupils, who were part of a weekly  running programme conducted by MetaSport, organisers of the Singapore T100. 

After a quick introduction to the sport of triathlon and the Singapore T100, the athletes answered a few questions from the pupils, providing tips on how they maintain their strength and fuel properly  for races. The athlete and pupils then took turns sharing their go-to healthy and ‘cheat day’ snacks – fruits and French fries were popular answers. One pupil also presented the athletes with her favourite  local treat, iced gem biscuits, to sample to the delight of the pros.

The pupils were then split into two teams and showed off their skills in a mini relay with the athletes.  Both athletes led a short warm-up session before the run in the school hall commenced. Charles Barclay ran a lap each for both teams as Ditlev had injured his wrist and was unable to participate.  

On Saturday, reigning Ironman world champion Charles-Barclay will find herself among a tough field  that includes defending champion Ashleigh Gentle in the Women’s Pro Race. Meanwhile, the Men’s  Pro Race on Sunday is headlined by two-time Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee and  reigning men’s Ironman world champion Sam Laidlow.  

Flash quotes from Charles-Barclay, Gentle and Brownlee can be found below. The full line-up for the  Singapore T100 can be found here

Besides the professional races, the Singapore T100 will also feature a 100km triathlon (2km  Swim/80km Bike/18km Run) for experienced amateurs and two duathlon races – Standard (5km  Run/32km Cycle/5km Run) and Long (10km Run/64km Cycle/10km Run). The course will be very  similar to the one the professionals raced last August, including a unique opportunity to swim in the  iconic Marina Bay and then bike and run around the Marina Bay Financial District in the heart of the  Lion City. 

For more information on the course and the amateur events that will take place over the weekend,  visit

For more information on the T100 Triathlon World Tour, visit