Oro triath­lete’s shin­ing mo­ment

Traf­fic en­forcer Tu­manda tri­umphant in Su­bic Bay in­ter­na­tional race; Tri-Snd Bar­racuda is 3rd over­all in team event

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Front Page - By LYNDE SALGADOS

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.

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TU­MANDA: It’s al­ways a plea­sure to be at the top of the podium.

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