Minus some of the country’ top triathletes who are undergoing high performance training in Portugal, national record holders John Chicano and Claire Adorna asserted their might and ruled the PSC-POC Philippine National Games (PNG) yesterday morning inside the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
Chicano, 24, pulled away from national teammates Jonard Saim and Mark Anthony after the 40K bike leg to finish in 2:00.33 in the race organized by the Triathlon Association of the Philippines and Chili Grass in cooperation with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.
Saim came in second (2:03.44) and Hosanna third (2:06.19) in the 1.5K swim-40K bike-10K run.
Adorna, still recovering from a leg injury, won handily in 2:30.21, ahead of national teammate 17-year old Vicky Deldio (2: 43.50) and Kriska Sto. Domingo (2:46.45).
“ I am happy with the results, our national triathletes showed they are the best right now. TRAP has already integrated its developmental efforts with the POC-PSC grassroots program and that is why a lot of our national training team members we have now are former Batang Pinoy winners,“ said TRAP president Tom Carrasco Jr. who also awarded the medals together with TRAP sec-gen Mon Marchan.
“Now there is continuity for young triathletes after the Batang Pinoy,” he added.
The event was supported by ACEA Subic Bay, Asian Centre for Insulation Phils, Gatorade, Century Tuna, Harbor Point Ayala Mall, Ocean Adventure, Camayan Resort and Lighthouse Marina Resort, RaceDay, SBR.ph, Kikay Runner, and Pinoy Fitness.com. (The Philippine Star)
John Leerams Chicano, Gold Medalist, Men's Event, and Maria Claire Adorna, Gold Medalist, Women's Event. (courtesy of NAGT facebook page)