CrossFit test for participants in Men's Health Urbanathlon

Final Obstacle, the last of 9 obstacles for The Men's Health Urbanathlon 2016.
Final Obstacle, the last of 9 obstacles for The Men's Health Urbanathlon 2016. ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Metcon Madness, the 8th of 9 obstacles for The Men's Health Urbanathlon 2016.
Metcon Madness, the 8th of 9 obstacles for The Men's Health Urbanathlon 2016. ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
From left: Editor of Men's Health Kelvin Tan, winner of the the Men's Health Urbanathlon 2016 Jason Lawrence, second place Jit Bahadur Gaha, and third place Bijay Kumar Sunuwar.
From left: Editor of Men's Health Kelvin Tan, winner of the the Men's Health Urbanathlon 2016 Jason Lawrence, second place Jit Bahadur Gaha, and third place Bijay Kumar Sunuwar. ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

SINGAPORE - Some 3,500 participants including Fox Sports presenter Kelly Latimer, S-League footballer Fabien Kwok and local football icon Aleksander Duric were tested to their limits in the Men's Health Urbanathlon (MHU) on Sunday.

The seventh edition of the 14km obstacle race is the first in Singapore to incorporate a CrossFit element.

Termed "Metcon Madness", this obstacle required participants to execute workouts such as box jumps, alternate lunge jumps, overhead squats, sandbell overhead swings and wall throws in order to overcome it.

This year's competition was won by New Zealander Jason Lawrence, 35, in a time of 58 min 1 sec. He walked home with over $11,000 worth of prizes.

Six of Singapore's leading radio personalities - Glenn Ong, Cheryl Miles, Elliot Danker, Harry Corro, Andre Hoeden and Shaun Topaz - also took part in the race.

In the final obstacle just before the finish line, it featured a thrilling zip-line flight into a pool of water which ensured that the runners enjoyed a refreshing end to the race.

The race was organised by SPH Magazines, and presented by Scoot and Tigerair.