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World-class course up for Black Ar­row 5150

- Triathlon · Sports · Subic · Guam · San Bernardino · Comoros · Zambales

A world-class course tests the triath­letes’ skills when Su­bic Bay stages the sec­ond Black Ar­row Ex­press 5150 on Oct. 27.

Aussie Mitch Robins and Manami Ii­jima of Guam are back, both geared up for backto-back ti­tle romp in the event put up by one of the coun­try’s top cargo movers in what prom­ises to be an­other gru­el­ing test of en­durance over the Olympic dis­tance of 1.5K swim-40K bike-10K run race.

The chase kicks off at the Acea Su­bic Bay beach fol­low­ing a counter-clock­wise flow. The swim course is di­vided into 650 me­ters, 200 me­ters, and 650 me­ters. Af­ter the swim, par­tic­i­pants will exit the beach fol­low­ing the path to Tran­si­tion 1 at San Bernardino Road for the three-loop 40-km bike course around the scenic flat coastal roads of Su­bic Bay with the field to head to­wards the Malawaan Park for the first turn­around at KM 6.67 then to KM 13.3 for the sec­ond turn­around and to the Malawaan Park for the next turn­around at KM 20 then back to Acea Su­bic Bay for turn­around 4 at KM 26.67. Par­tic­i­pants will then make their fi­nal turn­around at KM 33.33 at the Malawaan Park.

The bat­tle heats up in the clos­ing run stage, a 10km sin­gle loop, hilly and chal­leng­ing course from San Bernardino through Arg­onaut, the hilly Zam­bales High­way cross­ing Tar­lac to Aparri Road be­fore they head to the sin­gle turn­around at KM 5 then back to San Bernardino Road and to the fin­ish line at the Acea park­ing lot.

Reg­is­tra­tion is on­go­ing. For de­tails, con­tact sec­re­tar­iat at blackar­row­ex­press@5150philip­pi nes.com. For pro ath­letes, con­tact pr­ereg­is­tra­tion@iron­man.com.

Also on tap in the event, or­ga­nized by Sun­rise Events, Inc., is the Asian Elite di­vi­sion for men and women.

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