Veteran triathletes pit guts, skills

The TRI-Factor Asian Championship Series caps its unique triathlon weekend today with a host of rising and veteran triathletes clashing for top honors in three categories at the Camsur Watersports Complex in Camarines Sur.

The event, serving as the third leg of the Asian Series, is a four-leg mass participation series composed of individual swim, bike and run events and a finale triathlon and staged to promote an active and healthy lifestyle, particularly among the youth.

It actually kicked off yesterday (Saturday) with the staging of the Community Aqua Fun Event, the TRI-Factor freshmen distance triathlon and the TRI-Factor kids distance triathlon with action heating up today in the sprint, standard and long distance triathlon.

Cutoff time for the standard distance is 4 hours and 15 minutes while a five-hour limit is set in the premier long distance event.

The individual and team competitions in the long triathlon distance will be fired off at 6:30 a.m. while the standard distance, also featuring individual and team events, will be flagged off 10 minutes later. The sprint triathlon distance, on the other hand, will start at 7 a.m.

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Regular triathlon campaigner Gerald Anderson, Ms Earth-Air 2016 Michelle Gomez and Rep. Pia Cayetano are joining the event organized by Orange Room Pte. Ltd. with Anderson vying in the sprint with fellow Team De Rossa mainstays.

Gomez will also do the sprint in her triathlon debut while Cayetano will be competing in the standard triathlon.

The sprint distance triathlon is a 740m swim-20km bike-5km run event featuring age-group classes of 16-29, 30-44, and 45-and-above. The standard distance triathlon (individual and team relay) will be disputed over 1.5km swim-40km bike-10km run while the long distance triathlon (individual and team relay) is set over 1.5km swim-60km bike-15km run), both in various age classes.

The awards rites will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to be followed by the Let’s P[email protected] Festival bash.

Hosted by CamSur, led by Gov. Migs Villafuerte, the event is held in conjunction with the Kaogma Festival celebrations. It also features a “Race to Give” project where TRI-Factor racers will get to award school supply kits to every indigenous child right after they finish the race as part of TRI-Factor’s Corporate Social Responsibility.

Topics: TRI-Factor Asian Championship Series , Community Aqua Fun Event , Gerald Anderson , Michelle Gomez , Pia Cayetano
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