Category Profiles

PURPOSE Ambassador: Fitri Tasfiah

To recover from her shin splint injuries two years ago, Fitri Tasfiah was out of running for a while. It was during this time that she picked up swimming as part of her rehabilitation. In early 2018, she slowly started… Continue Reading →

PURPOSE Ambassador: Dedy Bunyamin

For someone who thought doing an Ironman race would be impossible for him, Dedy Bunyamin has completed five full distance Ironman races (including the recent Ironman Malaysia) and nine Ironman 70.3 races in the last five years. “A good friend… Continue Reading →

PURPOSE Ambassador: Hilda Novianti

Four years ago, Hilda Novianti picked up running after the birth of her second child. A friend of hers, Riyo Hanggoro, then invited her to try a mini-triathlon event held by Triathlon Buddies Indonesia, the largest triathlon community in Indonesia,… Continue Reading →

PURPOSE Ambassador: Lucky Bagus Waskito

One morning in 2017, Lucky Bagus Waskito could not get out of bed because of severe pain in his lower back. After consulting five doctors, one of them finally found the cause – this was a subsequent effect of his… Continue Reading →

Kona-bound: Claire Walton

Claire Walton is just arriving in Kailua-Kona for a third consecutive year for the prestigious Ironman World Championship. The 35-year-old English and Literature teacher at an international school in Malaysia will be racing in PURPOSE at the most exciting endurance… Continue Reading →

#HerPurposeIsHere – Jinella Chua

When you live with an Ironman, it is pretty hard not to get influenced at some point. Jinella Chua did a sprint triathlon in her early 20s and thought that anyone who would do a full Ironman is crazy. Then… Continue Reading →

#HerPurposeIsHere – Julie Jamaluddin

As a mother of five kids – her eldest is 20 and her youngest is 2 – you wonder where Julie Jamaluddin finds the time to do it all. Work, family, training for triathlons and managing the Singapore Women’s Triathlon… Continue Reading →

#HerPurposeIsHere – Samantha Lee

Samantha Lee recalls watching the news about a triathlon event when she was a kid and made a mental note to herself that she will try it one day. That day came in 2012 when she took part in her… Continue Reading →

#HerPurposeIsHere – Philippa Glover

It’s funny how Philippa Glover actually hated her first triathlon. It was a sprint triathlon she did in Singapore three years ago and the tough swim and hot run put her off so much that she vowed never to do… Continue Reading →

#HerPurposeIsHere – Chris Ang

A month after she bought a bicycle, Chris Ang went for the Audax 200km ride and loved cycling so much that she joined her friends for weekly group rides. It was during one of these rides that she learnt what… Continue Reading →

#HerPurposeIsHere – Mok Ying Rong

Mok Ying Rong follows in the footsteps of her brother Mok Ying Ren, a double SEA Games gold medallist in the marathon and triathlon. The 25-year-old physiotherapist previously held the national half-marathon record of 1:23:14, which was only broken last… Continue Reading →

#HerPurposeIsHere – Mariana Mohammad

Mariana Mohammad is a beast on two wheels. The 41-year-old road cyclist easily puts men to shame on the tarmac – just ask around. Mariana, a mother of two, was introduced to her first bike at 18 by a friend… Continue Reading →

#HerPurposeIsHere – Lesley Lang

After her first Ironman 70.3 race in Taiwan – on her birthday in 2015 – Lesley Lang met with an accident when she was out cycling one night. A car had hit her and she had to be hospitalised for… Continue Reading →

#HerPurposeIsHere – Nursya Jusoh

It is never too late to pick up a sport. Nursya Jusoh only started running at the age of 36, but has since accumulated an impressive record of accolades in the past few years. The 42-year-old mother of three had… Continue Reading →

#HerPurposeIsHere – Sumiko Tan

Currently busy with her two-week-old son, Sumiko Tan is a household name in the Singapore endurance sport circle. She started competing in running and swimming when she was in primary school, and then picked up distance running in secondary school… Continue Reading →

Top age-grouper Dr Dan Plews chose PURPOSE for the Ironman World Championship

For the Ironman World Championship last year, Dr Dan Plews was doing his research online for a ‘cool’ race suit for hot conditions. “I found out about PURPOSE because I was looking for a suit for Kona. I love the… Continue Reading →

Team PURPOSE athlete: Ng Wei Quan

From learning how to swim from YouTube two years ago to representing Singapore in the ITU Long Distance World Cup this weekend, Ng Wei Quan is only just beginning. The 23-year-old Singapore Management University economics undergrad was inspired by his… Continue Reading →

Profile in purpose: Faced with type 1 diabetes and cancer, he chose triathlon instead

Nick Glover Born on the Isle of Man, 1977. Nick grew up playing football, like most young boys; growing up stout and with good reflexes. However, adversity struck when he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of… Continue Reading →

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