Oro triathlete’s shining moment
Traffic enforcer Tumanda triumphant in Subic Bay international race; Tri-Snd Barracuda is 3rd overall in team event
FROM local to international races, and it seems there’s no stopping Cagayan de Oro triathlete John Rey ‘Totax’ Tumanda from achieving more.
Fresh from winning the Surigao Strait Duathlon in Surigao City, the 28-yearold Tumanda—who’s still an active traffic enforcer— travelled all the way to the big city along with his TriSnd Barracuda team. And conquer they did.
The gutsy Tumanda tried his luck in an international race in Subic Bay, Olongapo City on Nov. 4 and triumphed in the Black Arrow Express 5150 category for the 25-29 male age group participants.
“It’s always a pleasure to be at the top of the podium in every race that I compteted. I’m so thankful for those who keep supporting me with the hope of accomplishing more in our next international adventures,” said Tumanda, whose team finished third overall with the contribution of Paul Jumamil as fourth-placer in the Asian Elite and another teammate, Satar Salem as second-placer in the 20-24 male age category. .
Tumanda, who placed 17th overall among 382 males, and 19th among 469 contestants in the Black Arrow Express, acknowledged Mayor Uloy Dimaporo, Sami Dee and the Dimaporo family for making his Subic trip possible.
TUMANDA: It’s always a pleasure to be at the top of the podium.