25 February 2014

Challenge Philippines lure royalty, international triathletes to Subic Bay

Winning People’s Hearts: An ecstatic crowd greets His Highness Prince Shaik Nasser bin Hamad of the Kingdom of Bahrain as he negotiates the 21-kilometer run leg of the Challenge Philippines triathlon in Subic Bay Freeport on Saturday morning. The Bahraini royal earlier had committed some $3-million worth of humanitarian projects for survivors of Typhoon Yolanda. The projects include the construction of 500 houses and a vocational center for residents of Tacloban City, as well as a vocational and training center for the youth in the Subic Bay Freeport.

Australian Matt Burton celebrates after crossing the finish line and emerging as champion of the first Challenge Philippines Triathlon held on Saturday at the Subic Bay Freeport.