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Sun Life triathlon returns to Bohol

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Triathlon wannabes gearing up for the ultimate test of endurance get the chance to sharpen their skills in an Olympic-style setup when the Sun Life 5150 Triathlon Bohol is fired off on July 10 at the Bellevue Resort on Panglao Island.

More than 500 participants make up cast in the first multi-sport event in post-pandemic with the host province ensuring another successful staging of the event featuring Olympic (1.5 km-swim, 40 km-bike and 10 km run) and Sprint distances in one of the country’s top triathlon hubs.

“Bohol has been a host venue for triathlon events the past decade and we have been in coordination with local authorities to help guarantee the safe conduct of the event,” said Princess Galura, general manager of the organizing The IRONMAN Group/Sunrise Events. Inc.

Kept out of the swim-bike-run competitions the last two years due to pandemic, athletes wanting to embrace multi-sport racing or aiming to reach IRONMAN level can’t wait to hit the waters and roads again with the organizers lining up a challenging course that will test the field’s speed and staying power but also its mental toughness.

Events on tap are the individual and relay competitions. For details, visit www.ironman.com/5150-bohol with social media accounts at Sun Life 5150 Bohol (facebook) and 5150bohol (Instagram). For the Sunrise Sprint, log on to www.goforgold.sunrisesprint.com/.

The IRONMAN Group has been staging over a dozen races per year with exclusive rights to the IRONMAN, 5i50, 70.3, IronGirl, and IronKids events, drawing veteran and rising triathletes from the local front and overseas before the outbreak in late 2019.

The Bohol 5150 is also being held after the highly successful inaugurals of the ASICS Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series Manila.

Put up by Sun Life, the event is backed by venue host The Bellevue Resort, the Province of Bohol, the Municipality of Panglao, Finis, the official swim cap partner, Rudy Project, Sante, Active, the official registration partner, and media partners Manila Bulletin, Crosstrain.PH, MBody.PH and Tempo with Amorita and Bluewater the other official hotels.

The event will also be held under minimum health protocols.

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