Remolino, Alcoseba lead triathletes competing in Talisay City Aquathlon
CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some of the country’s finest triathletes and up-and-comers will be seen in action on Sunday’s inaugural Talisay City Aquathlon at the Borromeo Beach Resort in Barangay Pooc.
Talisay City’s pride, 31st Southeast Asian Games triathlon silver medalist Andrew Kim Remolino and women’s triathlon bronze medalist Raven Faith Alcoseba will go up against 2015 SEA Games triathlon gold medalist Nikko Huelgas and elite triathlete Erika Burgos in the open category.
The race features a 5-kilometer run, 1k swim, and 5k run on the Talisay City beach.
According to the organizer and national triathlon coach Roland Remolino, everything is already set for Sunday’s big race which drew a total of 200 athletes competing in various categories.
“Ready na tanan. Ang venue, amo-a na itaod ugma ang finish line arc. Amo sad isirado ang road sa Pooc ug Biasong from 6AM until 12 noon inig ka Sunday para sa race. 200 ka athletes ang mo compete, in fact, daghan mi ug gibalibaran kay daghan pa unta mag pregister, pero among gilimit to 200 participants ang race,” Remolino told CDN Digital.
(All are ready. At the venue, we will put up the finish line arc tomorrow. We will also close the roads in Pooc and Biasong from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. or noon on Sunday for the race. 200 athletes will compete, in fact, we already we already turned down several applicants because many would want to register, but we limited the to only 200 participants.)
Adding excitement to the competition are the presence of Talisay Luigi Triathlon Group-Go For Gold athletes that will also be seen in action.
They are Jacob Kennedy Lipura, Jacob Klint Lipura, Renz Wynn Corbin, Nicole Marie Del Rosario, Mariel Estreba, and para-athlete Alex Niño Silverio.
Aside from the exciting race, spectators should also expect the same festive atmosphere of an Ironman 70.3 race, Remolino said.
There will be music and an expo the entire weekend to add more fun.
In addition, spectators and participants can ride a shuttle service at the Vicenta A. Manreal Elementary School along Mohon Road in Talisay City to access the race venue since the road in Biasong and Pooc will be totally closed to traffic to give way for the race.
The Talisay City LGU provided manpower and medical support to Remolino and his team for the race.
According to Remolino, the Talisay City LGU provided its disaster response team, an ambulance, PNP personnel, fire department personnel, and other manpower.
One of the main goals of organizing the first aquathlon race in Talisay City is to promote the sport considering it’s also the home of two of the country’s finest triathletes in Remolino and Alcoseba.
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