18 February 2015

Celebrities to join Yellow Cab Challenge triathlon in Subic

MANILA, Philippines - A host of TV and news personalities signed up for the Yellow Cab Challenge Philippines, all-geared up for the challenge in the swim-bike-run event set Feb. 19-22 in Subic.

TV host and active triathlete Drew Arellano heads the cast in the first leg of the challenge race this year, which consists of a 1.9km swim, 90km bike, and 21.1km run. GMA news anchor Kara David, on the other hand, will be joining the Powerpops TriKings in the run event, while Onemig Bondoc will also participate in the run relay.

Former PBB housemate Paul Jake Castillo, TV commercial director and entrepreneur Sid Maderazo, and triathlon coach Miguel Antonio Lopez are also competing in the event which offers the biggest prize purse in Asia.

The inaugural race in the country last year drew over 729 athletes from 38 countries, including two crown princes of Bahrain.

On the other hand, the race’s broadcast coverage extends to over 82 countries worldwide, showcasing the Philippines as the most desired lifestyle and sports destination.

On June 14, the team will stage another race, this time in CamSur, where multi-awarded world champs and local celebrities are expected to join. This one is touted to be one of the fastest races in the world.

Aside from the main event, there will be an epic post-race awards party at the Lighthouse Resort in Subic, which will be open to all, and which will be attended by local celebrities and top athletes. This world-class season opener for long-distance racing in the Philippines – and all other festivities – will be held at the Camayan Beach Resort, Subic Bay, and at the rugged and beautiful province of Bataan.

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For details, visit the Challenge Philippines website at www.challengephilippines.com.ph. (Philippine Star)