17 September 2012

Century Tuna duathlon up at Subic Freeport

MANILA - Top duathletes from Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Syria and Iran clash for honors in the Century Tuna ASTC Asian Duathlon Championships Nov. 25 at the Subic Bay Freeport.

Records established during the 2006 Asian Duathlon Championships are expected to fall as a fast race course has been mapped out by ASTC (Asian Triathlon Confederation) technical committee chairman Ramon Marchan who led an ocular inspection of several roads and sites at the Freeport with TRAP officials Rick Reyes, Fabie David and coach Melvin Fausto.

The new race course, which will serve both standard (10K run - 40K bike - 5K run) and sprint distance (5K run - 20K bike - 2.5K run) events, was designed to ensure the safety of both participants and spectators and minimize traffic disruption.

With the Remy Field track oval as transition area, the two run legs will stretch out covering the commercial zones, Waterfront Road and reach the lighthouse as its turning point. The bike leg, on the other hand, will stretch from the oval to Rizal Highway, Argonaut Highway and San Bernardo Road.

At stake are cash prizes worth over $5,000, specially designed medals and gift items for winners of Elite, U-23, Junior Elite, Youth, Adult Sprint and age-groupers.

The Century Tuna ASTC Asian Duathlon Championships also serves as an official qualifier for the 2013 World Duathlon Championships slated in Cali, Colombia in mid-2013.

The event is sponsored by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Tourism Department, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Fitness First, Asian Centre for Insulation Philippines (ACIP), Standard Insurance and Gatorade,

Registration, details: TRAP tel. No. 710-8259, 399-6598, 0916-504-6513, 0915-6394233, Speedo Concept Stores, Bikeking Boni High Street, TRAP office and its official Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/TriPhil. (The Philippine Star)