The Men's Health Urbanathlon on Sunday was dominated by the Nepalese, who occupied the three podium positions of the 14km obstacle race.
Umesh Rai, 26, won the race in 55min 17sec, just ahead of Suresh Gurung, also 26, who came in almost half a minute later (55:46). Hangpal Angbuhang, 27, was in third place with 56min 5sec.
About 3,500 participants were tested to their limits in the race, which introduced five new obstacles and a mystery challenge this year. Runners were faced with obstacles such as the "Curve Analysis", which required participants to pull themselves up over 1.5m high cement pipes.
In the "Mystery Obstacle", runners had to run up a 3m curved ramp before sliding into a pool of water to enjoy a refreshing end to the race.
The race is jointly organised by SPH Magazines and HiVelocity.
Said Pang Lee Cheng, general manager of SPH Magazines: "We are very pleased with the showing of Men's Health Urbanathlon 2014 - its continued success is certainly due to our loyal readers and participants who keep coming back year after year, as well as our focus to ensure the obstacles continue to pique the interest of Singapore's running community."