Philippine elite triathletes Edward Vince Jared Macalalad and Karen Manayon took Subic’s scorching heat and rolling terrain plus their multisport training in Portugal as impetus to push harder and win recognition as the fastest finishers of their respective genders at the My Daily Collagen® Triathlon Feb. 24.
Macalalad, also of team Tri Gear, was crowned the male 18-24 champion, as he completed 1.5Km swim—40 Km bike-10 Km run standard distance held at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone race in 2 hours, 13 minutes, and 6 seconds.
Fellow elite triathletes Banjo Norte, zipped into the chute 22 seconds later to bag first place in Male 25-29 age group, followed by Julius Constantino at 2:17:08.
In the women’s competition, Manayon did her team Cebu City Rider Omega Tri Team proud, coming in at of 2:38:59 to emerge as champion of the Female 18-24 category.
Age proved to be no barrier as Manayon was joined in the Top 3 female finishers’ category by Ines Santiago of the 35-39 age group in 2:41:22, and Petro Kuiper of the 50-54 age group at 2:48:33 to win the Female 50-54 title.
Other Standard Distance age-group champions of the My Daily Collagen®, Triathlon supported by Smart, Saucony, Vittoria, Rudy Project, ACEA Subic Bay, Court Meridian Hotel & Suites, and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, were Cianyl Gonzales ( 25-29), Lyllian Grace Banzon and Lorin-Pedro Balandreau (30-34), Ronald Molit (35-39), Nylah Bautista and Jeff Valdez (40-44), Bic Ferreria and Romeo Marquez (45-49), Peter Gonzalez (50-54), Rune Stroem (55-59), and Josef Guetta (60-above).
“The large turnout of seasoned triathletes from the different parts of the country made a major difference. Previously we expected mostly beginners or newcomers among triathletes to join in. We are more than happy with the reception of this race,” said My Daily Collagen® Chief Sales Officer Oliver Salas.
My Daily Collagen is a protein-rich that enhances the post-workout recovery of users. The complete race results can be viewed downloaded at www.bikekingphilippines.com