BOSS Iron­man Chal­lenge to­day

Manila Bulletin - - Sports -

The BOSS Iron­man Chal­lenge, spon­sored by Petron Cor­po­ra­tion, roars off to­day in Clark, Pam­panga.

Founded by the BMW Own­ers So­ci­ety of Saferid­ers (BOSS), the chal­lenge is the first of its kind to be or­ga­nized in the coun­try since was formed in 2005.

The 2017 edi­tion that will kick-off at mid­night is open to mo­tor­cy­cles with en­gine dis­place­ment of 400cc and over, and any type of road­wor­thy ve­hi­cle.

Billed as a test of per­sonal en­durance and not a race, the BOSS Iron­man Chal­lenge will not have any win­ners or even a pub­lished list of fin­ish­ers. In­stead, par­tic­i­pants are ex­pected to gain the psy­chic re­ward of know­ing that they were able to tackle the gru­el­ing 24-hour ride across 1,200-kilo­me­ters, while test­ing their road safety and nav­i­ga­tion skills and, at the same time, prov­ing their will to en­dure.

From Clark, par­tic­i­pants tra­verse to the cen­tral and north­ern Lu­zon prov­inces of Bu­la­can, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Viz­caya, Is­abela, Cagayan, Ilo­cos Norte, Ilo­cos Sur, La Union, Benguet, Pangasinan, Tar­lac, and back to Pam­panga.

With over 2,000 ser­vice sta­tions na­tion­wide, Petron is of­fer­ing its ser­vices so that par­tic­i­pants are as­sured of their fuel re­quire­ments through the en­tire run. In fact, due to their strate­gic sites, four of the five check­points will be at Petron ser­vice sta­tions.

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