25 March 2013

Subic Bay triathlon slated

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) celebrate the 20th anniversary of their strong and robust partnership with the staging of the 2013 Asian Triathlon Championships cum 20th K-Swiss Subic Bay Triathlon (SUBIT) at the Subic Bay Freeport April 27-29.

It all began with the second National Triathlon Championship in 1993 and, later in the year, the inaugural 1.5-kilometer/40-km bike/10km run SUBIT ruled by Hong Kong’s Ian Rayson and our own Aurora Sinag Amado.

This year sees the Asian Triathlon Championships/SUBIT beginning near to SUBIT’s original start venue and ending proximate to the previous ATC’s finish line. 2013 marks the third time SUBIT and ATC are held simultaneously.

International Triathlon Union (ITU) Sports Director Gergely Markus leads the VIPs, including Asian Triathlon Confederation’s (ASTC) President Yu Kyung Sun, Secretary General Balwant Singh Kler and Treasurer David Hoong who will see action in the premier two-in-one triathlon sponsored by K-SWISS, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Tourism Department, Standard Insurance, Century Tuna, SPEEDO, Garmin, Harbor Point Ayala Mall, Lighthouse Marina Resort, David’s Salon, Asian Centre for Insulation Philippines (ACIP), Gatorade, Fitness First, Travelers Hotel and the Philippine Sports Commission.

SBMA’s Deputy Administrator for Tourism Raul Marcelo said “SBMA’s choice of the Subic International Triathlon as an anchor event in its thrust for the Subic Freeport to become international sports hub has been proven wise. SUBIT has grown stronger over a decade and a string of four SBMA Administrators.”

For his part, ASTC Senior Vice President and TRAP President Tom Carrasco, also the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) Chairman, said, “We are very thankful SBMA has been very supportive to TRAP, mainly regarding SUBIT, through the years. (People's Journal)