09 April 2012

800 triathletes converge in Subic

Close to 800 triathletes from here and abroad are set to converge at the Subic Bay Freeport to compete for honors and London Olympics qualifying points as the K-Swiss ITU Subic Bay International Triathlon (SUBIT) presented by Century Tuna fires off on May 5 and 6.

Now on its 19th year, the SUBIT is the nation’s longest running triathlon event and is organized by the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and sanctioned by the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and the Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC).

Participants can choose to race in the standard distance course of 1.5 kilometer swimming, 40 Km cycling and 10 Km running (for Elite, Under-23 and Age-Groupers) or in the sprint distance (750M swim – 20 Km bike – 5 Km run for Juniors and adults at least 20-years-old). Also available is the mini-sprint distance course (350M swim – 9.8 Km bike – 3Km run) for participants age 13 to 15.

Interested parties are welcome to contact the TRAP via email (rreyes_upm@yahoo.com, fabiedavid@yahoo.com), or landline 710-8259. (Tempo)