Dylan McNiece clinches title for third time at S'pore Biathlon

The 12th edition of the Singapore Biathlon held at East Coast Park on Saturday morning saw two-time winner Dylan McNiece clinch the Men's open title once again.

The first runner up was Clement Chow, and the Women’s Open title went to Clara Wong.

In the Master category, the Men’s title was awarded to Richard Parkinson.

The biathlon saw more than 2,200 participants compete, with some 73 fathers participating in the inaugural Dads For Life Father and Child Relay to bond with their children aged seven to 15 years old.

This non-competitive category featured a 200m swim by dads followed by an 800m run to the finish line together.

15 of these fathers also competed in the Open and Masters categories

Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister of State for Defence and President of SAFRA, was the event's Guest of Honour and flagged off the Men’s Open category at 8.15am.
 
He said: “The Singapore Biathlon has grown to be an established event in the sports calendar.  Through such races, our NSmen get to compete alongside top athletes and be motivated to continue engaging in active lifestyles to keep themselves physically fit throughout their National Service. It also provides them with opportunities to bond and to foster stronger camaraderie with their NS mates when they train and compete together.”