Mt. Mayon triathlon set
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.