Cebuano triathletes now in Kazakhstan for 2022 Asia Triathlon Championships
CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebuano triathletes Andrew Kim Remolino, Raven Faith Alcoseba, and Karen Andrea Manayon are now in Kazakhstan for the 2022 Asia Triathlon Championships slated September 17 and 18, 2022.
The Cebuanos are part of the eight-man Philippine triathlon team sent by the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) headed by 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) gold medalists in Fernando Casares and Kim Mangrobang.
Completing the line-up for TRAP are 2019 SEA Games gold medalist John Leerams Chicano, Gene Heart Quiambao, and Josh Ramos.
On the sideline is national triathlon coach Ani De Leon Brown and Lou Ann Hamada-Ramos.
The last time Alcoseba, Remolino, Quiambao, and Ramos competed in Kazakhstan was in July for the 2022 Asia Triathlon Junior and U23 Championships in Nur-Sultan.
Alcoseba, a SEA Games women’s triathlon bronze medalist, was the highest placer among them after clinching eighth place in the U23 women’s division of the Nur-Sultan race.
Meanwhile, Quiambao settled for ninth place in the junior women’s competition, while Ramos and Remolino were lapped during the race.
After Nur-Sultan, Alcoseba went on to win the Mt. Mayon Triathlon in Legazpi City, Albay last month and the TriFactor Singapore last September 4.
Aside from the Nur-Sultan race, Manayon, Casares, Ramos, and Quiambao vied in the 2022 Asia Triathlon Sprint Championships in Sejong, South Korea last June.
Meanwhile, Mangrobang competed in the 2×2 mixed relay in the 2022 Birmingham World Games in the United States last July.
This weekend, they will go up against Asia’s best triathletes from Kazakhstan, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Uzbekistan, Syria, Chinese Taipei, and Palestine.
The race features a 1.5-kilometer swim, 40k bike, and 10k run.
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