Benedicto keeps title in Tri United 3 | SubicNewsLink

27 October 2015

Benedicto keeps title in Tri United 3

UNILAB Active Health’s (ULAH) August Benedicto displayed perseverance and determination to retain his Tri United 3 title Sunday at the ACEA Resort inside the Subic Bay Freeport.

The event organized by Bike King headed by Raul Cuevas was the toughest series this year since its main contest covers roughly 113-kilometers in distance (1.9-k swim, 90-k bike, 21-k run).

Despite the intense heat, Benedicto kept pace with teammate Benjamin Rana and early leader Ben Regan in the swim before slowly pulling away in the bike and run to clock the best time at 4 hours and 48 minutes in the Elite Male category.

“I was behind a few competitors coming from the swim but I managed to overtake them,” Benedicto said.

Rana eventually lost steam down the stretch and finished third (5:07:23) behind CamSur Tri Team bet Billy Biag (5:04:16).
Meanwhile Katelyn Kearney was the lone Elite Female participant and went on to claim the title with her overall time of 7:17:15.

The effort put in by the triathletes in the event supported by ULAH, Enervon Activ, Active Health Carb Gel, Enervon HP, NLEX-SCTEX Cycling, Orbea, Saucony, WeatherPhilippines, TIMEX, Gardenia, The Lighthouse Marina Resort, Court Meridian Hotel and Suites and Oxford Hotel and Casino were rewarded with R10,000, R6,000 and R4,000 cash prizes.
The next race in the series – Tri United 4 – will be held at the Fontana Leisure Park in Clark, Pampanga on November 22. (Tempo)

Tri United 3 has attracted some 80 triathletes seeing action in the Subic Bay race.