CDC con­grat­u­lates SEA Games triath­letes who trained in Clark

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CLARK FREEPORT— The of­fi­cials of Clark De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (CDC) have ex­tended its con­grat­u­la­tions to the Philip­pine Triath­lete team who won gold and sil­ver in the on-go­ing 2017 South East Asian (SEA) Games be­ing held at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

CDC Pres­i­dent and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Noel F. Manankil also thanked the team for con­duct­ing their train­ings in­side this Freeport since Novem­ber 2016.

Both Nikko Huel­gas and John Chi­cano trained in Clark un­der the tute­lage of their Ka­pam­pan­gan Coach Melvin Fausto.

Huel­gas and Chi­cano, won the gold and sil­ver, giv­ing the Philip­pines a 1-2 fin­ish in men’s triathlon held at the Wa­ter Sports Com­plex in Pu­tra­jaya. Fausto said the train­ing was held in Clark be­cause of the same ter­rain and weather con­di­tion of Kuala Lumpur and in­side the Freeport.

Huel­gas was able to de­fend his triathlon ti­tle with a time of 1:59.30. He won the same event in Sin­ga­pore in 2015, Fausto said.

Dur­ing the in­ter­view at the Clark in Ac­tion, a pub­lic af­fairs pro­gram of CDC aired over UFM 105.5 and broad­cast si­mul­ta­ne­ously at Chan­nel 6 of a lo­cal ca­ble net­work, the triath­lete coach said that the ter­rain in Clark is con­ducive to train­ing triath­letes, es­pe­cially to those who com­pete in in­ter­na­tional events, such as SEA Games.

He said that the road net­works here are very sim­i­lar to the places where in­ter­na­tional triathlon gigs are be­ing held.

Fausto also said that his team pre­par­ing for their next com­pe­ti­tion for the next in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion where they ex­pect to com­pete to big­ger and stronger triath­letes. They will be train­ing again here, he added.

He is hop­ing also that triathlon and duathlon events of the 2019 SEA Games (to be hosted by the Philip­pines) will be held in Clark be­cause of the en­vi­ron­ment-friendly of the Freeport and its con­ducive­ness in hold­ing the mul­ti­dis­ci­pline sports.

Ear­lier, Clark Freeport has been ad­judged as the 2016 Sports Tourism Des­ti­na­tion of the Year given by the Philip­pine Sports Tourism Awards. (Press Re­lease)

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