23 October 2014

Tough competition seen in Sunday’s Tri United 3 triathlon

A HARD battle between rivals looms in the distance with the staging of the much anticipated Tri United 3 this Sunday, starting at 6 a.m. at Subic Bay and concluding at Alviera, Porac, Pampanga.

In the Male Open competition of the first-ever triathlon to use the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, August Benedicto will test his might against the likes of Benjamin Rana Jr., Dan Brown and Philip Atento.

Without the presence of his rivals from the National Team, Benedicto is seen as the heavy favorite, although Rana could pull off an upset.

In the distaff side in the event sponsored by Unilab Active Health, Enervon Activ, Active Health Sports Gel, Enervon HP, Alaxan FR, Hydrite, Aboitiz, AboitizPower, OtterBox, Shimano, Maxxis, Crystal Clear, Pocari Sweat, Orbea, Saucony, Timex, Men’s Health magazine, Women’s Health magazine, the Philippine Star, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Tourism Department and venue partners Sandbox at Alviera, BCDA, SCTEX, SFEX and MNTC, 2014 Tri United series points leader Anna Stroh will try to repeat her Tri United 2 gold medal finish as she faces rival Ani Karina De Leon-Brown (Tri United 2’s second placer).

Kristina Beckendorf is the other competitor.

The Team Relay competition, meanwhile, has attracted 53 teams.

Tri United 3 will mark the end of the series and its results will be known afterwards. On Nov. 10 the Tri United series winners (1st to 3rd place) will be awarded.

For the 2015 season of Tri United, registration for TU1 up to TU3 will open on Nov. 15. To register, interested parties are welcome to visit www.bikekingphilippines.com. (Manila Standard Today)