Mt. Mayon triathlon set

Tempo - - Sports -

Over 30 elite triath­letes are set to race and dis­cover the scenic beauty of Mount Mayon and Al­bay Gulf when the 2017 Mt. Mayon ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup event fires off on Aug. 13 in Legazpi City.

Pre­sented by the city gov­ern­ment of Legazpi headed by Mayor Noel E. Rosal, Iba­long Fes­ti­val, and LEGAZPI, this year’s edi­tion is not only big­ger but also has be­come part of the Asian Cup series of the Asian Triathlon Con­fed­er­a­tion (ASTC) and al­ready triath­letes from Aus­tralia, Ja­pan, Chi­nese Taipei, Ire­land, Ma­cau, Sin­ga­pore, South Korea and the Philip­pines have signed up for the Elite con­tests.

The Philip­pine con­tin­gent will be led by 2-time cham­pion Kim Kil­groe along with na­tional stand­outs Ed­ward Ma­calalad, Jonard Saim, Julius Con­stantino, Paul Ju­mamil, Mark Hosana, Banjo Norte and Leyann Ramo.

Also see­ing ac­tion are na­tional ju­nior elite mem­bers Mar­cus Faytaren, Ni­cole Ei­jansan­tos, Juan Car­los Abad, John Caleb Bar­lin, Lu­cian Alejo, Sa­muel Ranque, Lau­ren Plaza, Jac­qui Lam­parero, Inaki Lorbes, Joshua Ave­rion, Liam Tan­gan and Austein Morfe.

The race will have Stan­dard Dis­tance (1.5 Km swim – 40 Km bike – 10 Km run) and Sprint Dis­tance (750 Meter swim – 20 Km bike – 5 Km run) cour­ses that will take par­tic­i­pants from the wa­ter of Al­bay Gulf and to­wards Sto. Domingo and Ba­ca­cay along the long stretch of Legazpi Boule­vard.

The event is spon­sored by Cy­borg En­ter­tain­ment, NTT, Tri Team 300, Missy Hi­lario, Sports Asia Dis­tri­bu­tion Int’l, Inc., Sto. Domingo, Philip­pine Coast Guard, Triathlon As­so­ci­a­tion of the Philip­pines (TRAP), Huk­bong Da­gat Pilip­inas.

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