Alcoseba, Cebuana triathlon star, tops Singapore’s Trifactor Triathlon
CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana triathlon sensation Raven Faith Alcoseba added another feather to her cap after dominating the Trifactor Triathlon Singapore’s female sprint elite category on Sunday, September 4, 2022 at the East Coast Park, Singapore.
The 19-year-old pride of Talisay City in south Cebu finished the race in 1 hour, 6 minutes, and 46 seconds, while teammate Samantha Corpuz grabbed the second place in 1:08.55.
Singapore’s Janel Susastra rounded off the top three in the female sprint elite category with the time of 1:15.45, followed by fellow Singaporean triathlete Wan Ting Lim at third in 1:28.26.
“Overall, it was a really nice and fun race. This race kay murag nahimo sad na tune up race for Kazakhstan since kana jud amo major race na gi prepare,” said Alcoseba who is a bronze medalist in the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in Vietnam earlier this year.
(Overall, it was really a nice and fun race. This race has become like a tune up race for Kazakhstan since that is the major that we are preparing for.)
She finished the swim leg in 9 minutes and 25 seconds and completed the bike leg in 36 minutes and 53 seconds, and crossed the finish line on the run leg in 18 minutes and 30 seconds.
Alcoseba also topped the Mt. Mayon Triathlon in Legazpi City, Albay last August 14, 2022. This time, she flexed her winning form in the fast-paced sprint category that featured a 750-meter swim, a 20k bike, and a 5k run.
Before topping Mt. Mayon Triathlon, Alcoseba placed eighth in the 2022 Asia Triathlon Junior and U-23 Championships in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.
Incidentally, Alcoseba is set to return in Kazakhstan on September 17, 2022 for the 2022 Asia Triathlon Championships.
In the male sprint elite category, SEA Games double-gold medalist Nikko Huelgas settled for fifth place, while SEA Games double-silver medalist Andrew Kim Remolino wasn’t able to finish the race.
Huelgas crossed the finish line in 01:01:59, behind Ahmad Arif of Singapore who finished fourth in 1:01.48.
The top three finishers in the male sprint elite category were dominated by Singaporean triathletes. Luke Chua (1:00.26), Bryce Chong (1:00.28), and Cedric Chua (1:00.51) finished first to third, respectively.
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