25 May 2015

Olympic slots up in Subic meet

Paratriathletes Sixto Ducay, Andy Avellana and Godfrey Taberna hope to secure Olympic berths when ASTC Asian ParaTriathlon Championships (APC) 2015 is held on Aug. 16 at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

Ducay (arm disability category), Avellana (above-knee amputee) and Taberna (below-knee disability) will be competing in their new PT (ParaTriathlon) classifications with other bets from around Asia.

Organized by the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) under the supervision of the technical officials of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and the Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC), the event will have competitions for paratriathlon (750 meter swim – 18 Km bike – 5 Km run), Mixed Relay (350 M swim – 9 Km bike – 2.5 Km run) and Sprint (750 M swim – 18 Km bike – 5 Km run).

The race course starts at the Sands of Triboa and end at San Bernardino Street. This is the 3rd APC being held at Subic. The Olympic Games is set in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil next year.

At stake in the event, supported by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Tourism Department, ASTC, Asian Centre for Insulation Philippines, Gatorade, Subic Travelers Hotel, SPEEDO, Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), Standard Insurance, DZSR Sports Radio 918, Channel 4’s TeleDyaryo Program, RaceDay, and SBR.ph.com, are medals for the top three finishers. (Manila Bulletin)