03 January 2013

Subic Bay to host Asian Triathlon Championships

Subic Bay Freeport will once again be the nation’s hot spot for triathletes as it will host the K-SWISS Subic Bay ASTC Asian Triathlon Championships 2013 on April 27, 28 and 29.

A joint project of the Triathlon Association of the Philippines, the International Triathlon Union, the Asian Triathlon Confederation and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Tourism Department, the three-day event marks the 20th edition of the longest running and premier standard distance triathlon in the country as well as the third time the Freeport will host the Asian Triathlon Championships.

In the event sponsored by K-Swiss, Speedo, David’s Salon, Asian Centre for Insulation Philippines, Gatorade, Fitness First and the Philippine Sports Commission, Elite participants as well as those under the U/23, Elite Juniors, age-group sprint (750 M swim – 20 Km bike – 5.4 Km run) and mini-sprint (350 M swim – 9.8 Km bike – 3 Km run) categories will race on April 27.

The next day will have age-groupers and Inter-Club competitors racing the standard distance (1.5 Km swim – 40 Km bike – 10 Km run).

Finally, the Asian Mixed Team Relay championships and the debut of the Paratriathlon competition will take place on April 29.

Over $12,000 in total prize money are at stake for winners in the Elite, U/23 and Junior Sprint categories, while medals and trophies will be awarded for the Top 5 finishers of the standard distance age-group categories, the Top 3 finishers for sprint distance categories, and for the five members of the Top 3 teams in the Inter-Club competition.

The TRAP’s first two events slated are the PSC Aquathlon on Jan. 27 and the opening leg of the National Age-Group Triathlon series at Dungaree Beach, Subic Bay Freeport on Feb. 3.

Interested parties are welcome to contact the TRAP via email (rreyes_upm@yahoo.com, fabiedavid@yahoo.com), landline 710-8259 and 399-6598, mobile phones (0916-5046513, 0921-9954764, 0915-6394233) or by visiting triathlon.org.ph. (Manila Standard Today)