Jakarta, 19 February 2017 – Heavy downpour took over the streets of BSD City this morning leading to a challenging wet Powerman race in Jakarta today. However, the rain did not stop any of the 1,200 registered participants from contending at the inaugural Powerman Indonesia. Thomas Bruins from The Netherlands and Airi Sawada from Japan bagged the country’s first Powerman title with a completion time of 2:42:56 hours and 3:11:18 hours respectively. The podium continues to be filled up by Johan Jauhari from Indonesia, and Robeno Javier from The Philippines for the male elite category, while Alexandra McDougall from Australia, and Eva Desiana from Indonesia took the first and second runner-up spots for the female elite category.
“The course today was challenging, but I enjoyed running under this unpredictable condition. Other than the weather, the tight, windy and technical road has put my riding skills to the test. Despite the difficult course, cruising through a highly populated city is one of the most exciting and eye-opening moment during the race,” said Bruins, who was also the winner of the inaugural Powerman Thailand in January 2017.
Powerman, the premier label for long-distance duathlon, unites the biggest and most popular long distance duathlons in the world under the International Powerman Association (IPA). Powerman Indonesia is the latest addition to the Powerman World Series’ annual calendar. Five categories were catered to suit various fitness level: Powerman Classic and Classic Relay (10KM – 60KM – 10KM), Powerman Short and Short Relay (5KM – 30KM – 5KM), and Powerkids. The run-bike-run race format requires athletes to be at their top physical and mental level to complete the race.
John Raadschelders, President of IPA, said that he is pleased with the outcome of Indonesia’s first Powerman race. “It is a good sign that participants were highly energetic and excited during the race. This can lead to the boundless potential of Powerman in Indonesia, a nation with more than 200 million in population. We look forward to a bigger and greater race in Indonesia, and another historic race at the upcoming Powerman Malaysia in two weeks.”
“It is challenging to organise a mass participation multi-sport event in a city. Hence, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners and sponsors for their cooperation in making this a highly professional race. We hope to receive feedbacks from the participants and look forward to host the race again in 2018,” said Chandra Syahriar, Managing Director of E-Plus Indonesia.
Powerman Indonesia 2017 is organised by E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd, promoted by E-Plus Indonesia, and supported by Sinar Mas Land, Qbig BSD City, Triathlon Buddies, Trek Bikes, Herbalife, Rudy Project, Hydro Coco, Suunto, PRISTINE, Salonpas, SUNPRIDE Indonesia, fx, Fitness First, Bethsaida, PhysioProID, Uber Indonesia, TrackMe, Hotel Santika, POP! Hotel BSD City Tangerang, The 101 Jakarta Sedayu Darmawangsa Hotel, Mustang 88 FM, 95.1 KIS FM, 105.8 Lite FM, Sport Activa Indonesia, Marketplus Magazine, Majalah Investor, Men’s Health Indonesia, BeritaSatu.Com, GlobeAsia, Liputan6.com, Bola.com, Vidio.com, Hard Rock FM 87.6, Brava Radio 103.8 FM, 90.4 Cosmopolitan FM, Smooth 99.5 and Virgin Radio Jakarta.
For more information, visit http://www.powermanindonesia.com/.
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