The two-in-one event organized by the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) in cooperation with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will see the participation of 87 PNG finalists (45 men and 42 women) competing side-by-side with members of the National Team in a standard distance 1.5 Km swim 40 Km bike and 10 Km run contest which will determine the National Champions for 2016.
Age-groupers in the event sponsored by the PSC, ACEA Subic Bay, Asian Centre for Insulation Philippines, Century Tuna, Harbor Point Ayala Mall, Ocean Adventure, Camayan Resort and Lighthouse Marina Resort will try their luck to top their respective age-group categories in the Standard Distance, Sprint Distance (750 M swim,20 Km bike, 5 Km run) and Mini-Sprint (500 M swim, 16 Km bike, 2.5 Km run) contests.At stake for event winners are specially designed medals as well as gift items.
Meanwhile, PNG champions in the men and women categories will get a chance to become members of the National Team if they are not members yet.
In other developments, the Philippines made it to the list of Developed National Federations for Technical Officials and Coaches based on the year-end report of the Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC) that got published recently.
The national athletes are classified as developing with the recent 2 gold medal haul in the June 2015 Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in Singapore plus a couple of 1st place finishes in Pariaman Duathlon in Indonesia and Singapore International Triathlon. (Peoples Tonight)