Sunny weather for Alaska Ironkids triathlon
Sunny weather shone on the 177 junior triathletes seeing action in the Alaska Ironkids competition early this morning at the posh Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort and Spa.
Last year, two age group categories were canceled due to bad weather. Today, the prelude race before tomorrow’s Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines ended on a high note. Fil-German Arno Baetz defended his title in the 13-14 years old division.
The Hong Kong-based Baetz clocked in a time of 31 minutes and 32 seconds and was trailed by Cebuano Yuan Chiongbian who finished with a time of 32:13 and Brent Valelo of Caloocan City with 32:42. Quezon City’s Nicole Danielle Eijansantos topped the 13-14 year-old category distaff side with a time of 34:47 followed by Lauren Justine Plaza of Laguna with a time of 35:54. Cebuana Aaliyah Mataragnon rounded off the top three with 36:25.
Official Time Log
11-12 yo Category
1. Juan Francisco Baniqued- 35:46
2.Joe Bernard Sarmiento-36:33
3.Juris Aaron Earl Tan-36:43
4.Jose Manuel Arao-37:01
5.Luigi Michael Crisostomo-38:34
3.Everly Janarie Macalalad-37:54
4.Nina Francesca Villaba-40:22
5.Pia Francesca Suarez-42:59
Nicole Elijansantos – 34:47
Lauren Plaza – 35:54
Aaliyah Mataragnon – 36:25
Baetz – 31:32
Chiongbian – 32:13
Valelo – 32:42
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