After winning everything she entered in Singapore, Zenker hit Bintan as a resounding favourite. A smoking race, headlined by her trademark swim, powerful bike and steady run saw her cross the line just nine seconds short of the record and fourth finisher overall.
After a couple of near misses, Jansen finally scored the win in 2017. A strong swim saw him exit the water in the front pack, but it was the bike where he dominated gaining a minute lead, which he extended during the run to win by 90 seconds.
Bintan Triathlon Results: Champion 2017, 2nd 2010, 2nd 2006
Year of Birth: 1973
Best Bintan Triathlon Time: 2:07:58 (2010)
With Andy Wibowo the Bintan Triathlon got its first Indonesian Champion in 2015. He led from start to finish of what was a very popular win. He returned in 2016 to take the crown for a second time in similar fashion. The Olympic swimmer has found a second sport career in Triathlon, representing his country again in international competitions.
48 years young on race day, Natalie is the oldest Bintan Triathlon Champion to date. Natalie scored her first Bintan Triathlon win in a come from behind race, which saw her exit the swim in sixth position with a three-minute deficit on the leader. A stellar bike leg saw her hit the front. A position she never relinquished as she finished the race with a solid run.
Jacquelyn Foley owned the Singapore racing scene early 2015, winning all races with stellar swims and no less impressive bike and run disciplines. At the Bintan Triathlon she faced her toughest challenge yet in defending champion, Kathryn Haesner. It came down to the run in which she managed to edge away and win by a slender 30-seconds advantage.
Multiple World Champion in Olympic Distance and Iron Distance Multiple World Champion in Olympic Distance and Iron Distance Triathlon, Chris can also call himself a Bintan Triathlon Champion on both the Sprint and Olympic Distance. In 2015 he returned with his family to share the Bintan Triathlon experience and added another Sprint title to his palmares, just for fun.
Kathryn dominated the Bintan Triathlon in 2014. She won it by an enormous 10-minute margin, leading from start to finish. In 2015 she faced a greater challenge and finished 2nd to Jacquelyn Foley, despite clocking a personal best time on the Bintan course.
With four athletes within a minute Jean won the closest finish in Bintan Triathlon history. It came as a complete surprise, as he had passed number 2 only in the final kilometre and did not know that the race leader had succumbed to a heat stroke just before.
Anne was a runner who just turned triathlete the year before. In this race, however, she made the difference on the bike. 16th out of the water, she rode herself to the front with the fastest bike split and never relinquished her lead.
Assad already showed his potential in 2006 with a 3rd place behind George Lawson and Mark Jansen. In 2010 he took the crown in a very exciting finale, distancing himself from his two main competitors (of whom Mark Jansen was one) in the final lap of the run. In 2012 he won in a more commanding fashion when he led from start to finish. In 2011 and 2014 it was Professional athletes Fredrik Croneborg and Chirs McCormack respectively that kept him from winning more Bintan Triathlon titles.
It was third time lucky for Itsuko who had finished 3rd in 2010 and climbed a step higher in 2011. With a solid swim and bike, she kept herself close to the front. Coming out of T2 she then just ran away from the competition.
Fredrik showed he had become a more complete athlete since his 2nd place to Dan Plews in 2009. Having joined the Professional ranks since, he clocked the fastest splits on all disciplines and won in 2011.
Alexa pulled off a surprise in her Bintan Triathlon. A solid swim and strong bike laid the basis for a winning run.
Alice won both bintan Triathlon PRO races held in 2006 and 2007, what has probably been the biggest pay days in her triathlon career. She went on to take 3rd in the European Long Distance Championships in 2007 before she retired from professional triathlon. Alice came back to compete as an age-grouper in 2010 and won again!
After a failed attempt in 2008, Dan came back with a vengeance in 2009. Having raced Elite in Britain, Dan found his second wind in Singapore winning many races in the region.
Very new to the sport, but helped by a splitting run, Trudy took the Bintan Triathlon by storm. After a 2nd place in 2008, she received top honours in 2009, while 2010 saw her again on the second step of the podium.
Early in his triathlon career George won the inaugural Bintan Triathlon in 2005. As the man to beat he managed to hold on to the crown of best age-grouper for three more years: 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Age-group winner of both Bintan Triathlons she took part in: 2006 and 2008.
The Bintan Triathlon is proud to have Courtney as a two time winner. In 2006 and 2007 he took the crown, and some handsome prize money, home. Courtney has gone from strength to strength ever since becoming a 2x Olympian, winning several world cup races and sharing the podium with the worlds’ greatest in the ITU World Championships.
Age-group winner of the Bintan Triathlon 2007. Having won the Sprint Distance of the 2006 edition in her maiden race on a mountain bike, she powered to the top sport in the Olympic Distance the year after.
Jocelyn gave the men a run for their money in 2005, beating them off the bike and finishing eventually 5th overall. In the 2006 and 2007 races she competed in the PRO category, finishing both times second to Alice Hector.