Age-groupers from around the country came to the Subic Bay Freeport Zone and the best among them emerged as champions in the competitions and celebration of the 25 years of the recent Subic Bay International Triathlon (SUBIT).
The age-group champions who took on the grueling Standard Distance 1.5 Kilometer swim – 40 Kilometer bike – 10 Kilometer run course were Vicky Deldio and Patrick Deadn Laurel (18-19), Satar Salem (20-24), Andrea Villanueva and Leonard Rondina (25-29), Jayline Balatibat and Raymond Torio (30-34), Vanessa Redgrave Agdon and Jethro Karl Ramos (35-39), Jennifer Soto and George Vilog (40-44), Leoniza Gusilatar and James Middleditch (45-49), Margaret Cheng (Female 50-above), John Villanueva (50-54), Frank Lacson (55-59) and Donald Bozarth (Male 60-above).
On the Team Competition (5 members per team) of the event sponsored by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Arena, New Balance, Philippine Star, Gatorade, Omega Pain Killer Liniment, Standard Insurance, Lighthouse Marina Resort, Century Tuna, Gatorade, Subic Holiday Villas, Travelers Hotel, ACEA, Asian Center for Insulation and Solar Sports, One Triathlon Team emerged as the champion with a combined time 12 hours, 34 minutes and 5 seconds. The silver and bronze went to Herbalife (12:52:52) and Tri Clark Pampanga’s Best! (13:14:06) respectively.
On the Sprint Distance (750 M swim – 20 Km bike – 5 Km run) the champions declared were Charles Lipura (16-19), Rogelio Visconde (20-29), Irinold Reig (30-39), Decerel Mendoza and Marlon Quidasol (40-49) and June Sunga (50-above).
A total of 700 age-group competitors joined the race which had the swim leg at the ACEA resort, the bike route going past Naval Magazine gate towards Morong, Bataan, and the run leg at the central business district and the boardwalk area of the freeport. The race conditions were stifling but plenty of aid and water stations were provided.