September 3, 2022 | 3:35 p.m.
MANILA, Philippines – Jonathan Pagaura seeks redemption as Bea Quiambao hunts for the back-to-back title as Penong’s 5150 Davao Triathlon finally hits the water and the road today (Sunday, September 4) after a two-year delay in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.
With warm weather forecast, the battle for the overall championship and top honors in various age categories is expected to be fast and furious among more than 500 bidders at the renovated racetrack over an Olympic-sized 1.5km swim, 40 km of cycling and 10 km running.
Pagaura failed to give his housemates something to celebrate when he failed to claim the title and settled for third place at 5150 Bohol last July. But the Maribojoc native toughened up in the IRONMAN 70.3 in Cebu last month, finishing seventh in the 25-29 age group and 17th overall, making the Omega triathlon team ready for glory in the race. endurance race organized by the IRONMAN Group/Sunrise Events, Inc.
The same goes for top age group bets Paolo Ala of Tri Topz, Reuben Alzaga of Wyn Racing and Elevation Fitness teammates Han Ho Bae and Angelo Cagape, Jan Capon of Triad, Rey Chan Jr. of TAP , Julius Cerbo, Dan Ong from Tri FM, BJMP Kevin Garcia and Edo Lobenia from Multi-Sports. With 20-24 activists Marion Albano of Team Tri Vengers, Antonio Alejo of Next Step Tri and Kenneth Avellana of Truck and Trail also in fine form, a spirited chase looms in the first triathlon race held in Tagum City, whose calendar the organization of the event has been abandoned due to the pandemic for the past two years.
Quiambao, on the other hand, is set for a repeat of her Sun Life 5150 Bohol feat, looking to improve on her 2:27:13 time that took the Next Step Tri to the 20-24 Age Group crown. and the general championship. on the cattail side of the event sponsored by Penong’s Barbecue Seafood and Grill, Powerball/Go for Gold, Davao del Norte, Hijo Resorts Davao and Tagum City.
But the likes of Sophia Muñoz, Danica Rose Peligrino of Gingoog Triathlon, Alyssa Rapliza, Anne Relova of Happy Life Tri Team, Karen Manayon, Sophia Muñoz, Marianne Santiago of Southshore Divers Triathlon Team, Krista Sto. Team David’s Salon’s Domingo, Trisicool’s Gertrude Tabiar and Orangutri’s Jennylen Tan are doing everything to foil his bid, ensuring an equally fierce battle on their side of the competition backed by Finis, Rudy Project Sante (Barley), Manila Bulletin and Tempo.
Atti. Mans Carpio, husband of vice-president Sarah Duterte, will participate in the men’s relay event for the Tapang and Malasakit Tri team.
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A very open race is also seen in the Sprint Triathlon, one of the most popular types of endurance competition, with 44 contestants, led by those returning to tri-sports and beginners, pitting their skills against 750m of open water swimming, 20km of cycling and 5km of running.
Meanwhile, the 5150 rolling start kicks off at 6:20 a.m. with the start of the Go for Gold Sunrise Sprint wave in the all-male category set for 8:05 a.m., followed by the all-female race at Banana Beach, Hijo Resorts. .
The 5150 swim deadline is at 7:30 a.m., the bike race at 10 a.m., and the final race at 12 p.m.
Sunrise Sprint time limits are 8:35 a.m. (swim), 10:05 a.m. (bike), and 11:05 a.m. (run).
The aid stations are approximately every 10-18 km (bicycle-water) and spaced 1-1.5 km apart (running water, electrolyte, banana).