Raven Faith Alcoseba tops Mt. Mayon Triathlon
CEBU CITY, Philippines—Promising Cebuana triathlete Raven Faith Alcoseba scored a huge win in the Mt. Mayon Triathlon in Legazpi City, Albay, last Sunday, August 14, 2022.
The 19-year-old Alcoseba of the Talisay Luigi Triathlon Group (TLTG)- Go For Gold dominated the female elite category by crossing the finish line in two hours, 18 minutes, and one second.
The elite category race featured a 1.5-kilometer swim, 40k bike, and 10k run.
Fellow Cebuana and Alcoseba’s teammate in the Go For Gold, Karen Andrea Manayon, placed second as she finished the race in 2:23.57.
Bea Marie Quiambao of Next Step Tri rounded off the top three finishers in the female elite category with the time of 2:31.46.
Alcoseba pocketed a whopping P30,000 for her victory while Manayon won P20,000. Quiambao settled for P15,000.
Alcoseba’s win in the Mt. Mayon Triathlon came less than a month after her debut race in the 2022 Asia Triathlon Junior and U-23 Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan last July 23, 2022, where she placed eighth in the U21 female category.
During Sunday’s race, Alcoseba flexed her swimming prowess by logging in the fastest swim split of 22 minutes and 39 seconds in the female elite division.
Alcoseba, a Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) women’s triathlon bronze medalist, also logged the fastest bike split of 1:11.37, and the fastest run split of 43:45.
In the male elite category, 2019 SEA Games triathlon gold medalist John Leerams Chicano of Go For Gold/Team Bikestop topped the race in 2:04.23.
Trailing him at second was Cebuano SEA Games triathlon double-silver medalist Andrew Kim Remolino of TLTG-Go For Gold.
Remolino crossed the finish line in 2:08.40 followed by fellow Cebuano and elite cyclist Emmanuel Comendador, who completed the race in 2:12.53.
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