14 May 2012

Herbalife triathletes finally top team event

HARD work and team pride paid off for Herbalife Formula 1 as it ended Fitness First Body Comba’t four-year reign of the Team Competition in the recently held K-SWISS ITU Subic Bay International Triathlon (SUBIT) presented by Century Tuna.

Composed of triathletes Monica Torres, Hiroshi Takei, Dante Macalintal, John Omar Paredes and Julian Valencia, Herbalife Formula 1 won the grueling 1.5 Km swim – 40 Km bike – 10 Km run event’s team competition at last with a combined time of ten hours, twenty-two minutes and fifty-four seconds. Fitness First Body Combat (members Rizelle Tangan, Melvin Wong, Mark Ellis, Miguel Lopez and Andy Leuterio) clocked 10:31:22 for the silver medal. For the previous few years, Herbalife Formula 1 won bronze medals

At third place in the event sponsored by K-SWISS, Century Tuna, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), SPEEDO, Harbor Point Ayala Malls, SM City Olongapo, David’s Salon, Travelers Hotel, Asian Centre for Insulation Philippines, Gatorade, Fitness First, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and Standard Insurance, was Fitness First Attack which timed 10:34:28.

Prior to the race, a late lineup adjustment was made between the two Fitness First teams with Doray Ellis transferring from team Body Combat to team Attack due to illness. All in all, over twenty-five clubs took part in the event which attracted around eight hundred participants from around the nation and overseas. (People's Journal)