Australian Clean Sweep – Erin Densham & Anthony McSweeny win ITU Singapore Asian Premium Cup Triathlon

Olympian Erin Densham made a successful return to racing from heart surgery as Australia claimed a pair of clean sweeps to totally dominate a Continental Cup meet in Singapore over the weekend.

Erin Densham - Amy Roberts - Courtney DuttonDensham underwent an operation late last year to treat tachycardia, a condition that sees the heart rate race out of control at times, and has made a steady recovery since. 

The ITU Singapore Asian Premium Cup Triathlon was her first Olympic Distance race since and the 25-year-old Victorian handled the hot and humid conditions with aplomb, holding off emerging Queenslander Amy Roberts in a sprint finish.

The pair had earlier formed a lead group with eventual third placegetter Courtney Dutton, with the trio riding and running together for the majority of the race.

Anthony McSweeny emerged victorious in the men’s race, although the tough conditions took their toll even on the winner, with the Queenslander briefly taken to hospital suffering from heat stress. Josh Maeder showed plenty of grit to take the silver medal, while Peter Shockman ran through from the chase pack to claim bronze.


Pos First Name Last Name Country Time Swim Bike Run
1 Erin Densham AUS 2:10:04 0:20:07 1:07:46 0:42:12
2 Amy Roberts  AUS 2:10:09 0:20:08 1:07:44 0:42:17
3 Courtney Dutton AUS 2:10:26 0:20:29 1:07:25 0:42:33
4 Maiko Ohta JPN 2:17:11 0:20:52 1:12:17 0:44:03
5 Hoi Long MAC 2:18:53 0:22:37 1:11:56 0:44:22
6 Leanne Szeto Shiu Yan HKG 2:24:48 0:22:10 1:12:20 0:50:19
7 Madeline Oldfield  AUS 2:26:01 0:00:00 0:00:00 0:48:18
DNF Erin Gangelhoff AUS 0:00:00 0:21:54 1:12:42 0:00:00
DNF Edith Li Yik LAm HKG 0:00:00 0:22:31 1:19:00 0:00:00
DNF Inna Tsyganok UKR 0:00:00 0:21:13 1:11:59 0:00:00
Pos First Name Last Name Country Time Swim Bike Run
1 Anthony McSweeney AUS 1:52:56 0:18:02 0:59:11 0:35:43
2 Joshua Maeder AUS 1:53:29 0:18:00 0:59:09 0:36:21
3 Peter Schokman AUS 1:53:52 0:19:27 0:59:34 0:34:52
4 Ben Allen AUS

Karl Hayes

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.