Amazing Triathlon Philippines 2013-2020

Triathlon Philippines Asian Cup now, more triathlon events soon.

Subic, Philippines

After a gap of more than 20 years, India will be hosting an international triathlon event with the Triathlon Asian Cup in Chennai on Sunday.

By Express News Service
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CHENNAI: After a gap of more than 20 years, India will be hosting an international triathlon event with the Triathlon Asian Cup in Chennai on Sunday. In a move to popularise the country’s sport, the Indian Triathlon Federation (ITF) plans to host two more events in the country this year.

“We are looking at organizing some more competitions with the help of event management companies to attract more people to take up the sport,” N Ramachandran, CEO of ITF, said. 

The Asian Cup in Chennai will see more than 100 participants, including 30 international triathletes from countries like Switzerland, France, South Korea, Japan, and Chile.

This year, the Senior National Championship will be held simultaneously along with the event. Around 70 participants from various states, apart from those from the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB), will be in action in Chennai. The event will feature 1.5km of swimming, 40km of cycling, and 10km of running one after the other. 

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John Chicano wins SEA Games Men’s Gold Triathlon Philippines.

John Chicano delivered the first gold medal of the 2019 SEA Games.

Chicano, who was the silver medalist in Men’s Triathlon two years ago behind Nikko Bryan Huelgas, crowned himself Champion.

It was a 1-2 finish for the Philippines as Andrew Kim Remolino took the silver medal. The duo bested a 10 man field.

Chicano clocked a time of 1:53.23

Remolino and Chicano Photo Credit: Russell Palma Triathlon Philippines

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From Janitor to SEA Games Champion Triathlon Philippines

Chicano remarkable rise from janitor to a SEA Games Champion. He began as he used to be a janitor who used to sweep the floor at his coach Melvin Fausto’s bike shop, where he also was fixing bikes. Fausto served as a mentor to Chicano.

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“May nakita ako sa kaniyang alam mo ‘yong very teachable siya. So ako dahil noong time na ‘yon, noong minementor ng mga Australian coaches isa sa project namin ‘yong mga under-privileged, nabigyan namin sila ng chance to come in to the sport ng triathlon,” Fausto said.

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Triathlon won 2 of 2 golds and 2 silvers in the 2017 SEA Games. In 2019 there will be 6 events instead of 2, including men’s and women’s Triathlon and team events. Men’s and women’s Duathlon and team events.

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Regent Aguila Ironman 70.3 Philippines-Cebu to offer World Championship slots

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Regent Aguila Ironman 70.3 Philippines-Cebu will be offering 60 qualifying age group slots for the 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championships, which will be held in Taupo, New Zealand.

The race was slated for Sunday, August 11, 2019. It will traverse four cities of Cebu province from Lapu-Lapu to Mandaue, Cebu, Talisay, and back via the South Road Properties (SRP) will be the first qualifying race for the 2020 world championships.

This international race will start and end at the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu.

This Cebu edition of the half Ironman has won several awards; the most recent is named the Best Triathlon Swim Course in Asia 2018.

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IronGirl spices up IRONMAN 70.3 in Cebu Triathlon Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — Women’s power takes center stage ahead of the second Regent Aguila IRONMAN 70.3 powered by Philam Vitality. A record number of participants all primed up for the Herbalife Nutrition IronGirl Friday at Shangri-La Mactan in Cebu.

The fun run for girls’ 12 years old-and-above, set over 5kms, will cap a series of activities lined up in the first of the three-day event culminating in IRONMAN 70.3 features the biggest gathering of foreign pros in years.

The 1,400 slots in IronGirl were sold out in just three hours when it opened last June 12, underscoring the tremendous appeal of one of the side events of the premier endurance race sponsored by Herbalife Nutrition for the youngsters and adults alike.

All finishers will receive a specially crafted IronGirl medal and shirt.

The IRONMAN 70.3 activities will start on Aug. 8 with the Expo Open and other events at The Marquee with the schedule on the next day to include a meet-and-greet with Mexican defending pro champion Mauricio Mendez, the media conference, the IronKids briefing, and the Herbalife IronGirl. 

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Sign Up for Traverse City IRONMAN Opens Soon Triathlon Philippines

Announced Tuesday, IRONMAN is coming to Traverse City, and athletes can sign up soon. Traverse City is the second city in Michigan to host the famous triathlon. Now, it’s time to plan out all the details for the half-Ironman next summer.

The race was on August 25, 2019. The route has not been finalized, but organizers say the swim will likely be in West Bay, and athletes will continue on a bike through cherry orchards. The triathlon will finish the 13.1 miles run through downtown Traverse City.

Paul Marek works at 9&10 News and just completed an IRONMAN this weekend. He’s already getting excited about next summer’s race.

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Asian Games Results in Triathlon Philippines

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Cebu’s Elite off to Bohol Sunrise Sprint Triathlon

Nov 1, 2017

Bohol Sunrise Sprint Triathlon

Cebu’s Elite off to Bohol Sunrise Sprint Triathlon in the Bellevue Resort 5i50 Triathlon kicks off this Sunday in Panglao Island, Bohol.

While in its continuing effort to expand the base of triathlon.  Sunrise Events, Inc., launched the 750m swim, 20km bike, and 5km event in Subic Bay last year. And had included it in 2016 The Bellevue Resort 5150.

While inspired by its resounding success. Again, the SEI puts up the event side-by-side with the premier 1.5km swim, 40km bike, and 10km run championship.

“As the sport grows, we continue to find ways to draw more and more athletes into it. This short distance race is perfect for those who have been training 10, 15 or 20 hours a week, those with a reasonable level of swimming proficiency, and even those who are coming back from injury,” said SEI founder Wilfred Uytengsu.

The spotlight will be on Cebu’s Jorry Ycong as he tries to capture another win in Bohol after reigning in last year’s men’s Filipino Elite class. Bohol Sunrise Sprint Triathlon Men’s Division

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Joining the Asian Elite fray from Cebu are

  • Paul Jumamil and Banjo Norte of Rider Omega Tri Team,
  • John Philip Dueñas of Motor Ace Kawasaki Racing Team,
  • Xterra pro-Joseph Miller of Ford Forza.

Cebu’s triathletes will be facing the likes of

  • Many-time ironman 70.3 Philippinhampion August Benedicto of Alaska Tri-Aspire
  • Jonard Saim of Active Health Elite Team
  • Hometown bet Emmanuel Commendador of Paseo de Loon

International Athletes

  • Thailand’s Sam Burns of Tri Nirvana
  •  Aussies Sam Betten, Timothy James Reed
  • Alexander Polizzi and Gabriel Manner from Rwanda.


While on the other hand, national junior team members for triathlon Kim Andrew Remolino and Karen Manayon are both from Talisay City. And Cebu will vie for titles in the sprint race, covering 750-meter swim, 20K bike, and 5K run.


Bohol Sunrise Sprint Triathlon Women’s Division

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  • Laurel Wassner of the United States
  • Aussies Dimity Lee Duke and Kerry Morris. (RSC)


Furthermore, top triathletes from 23 countries are also joining the hunt for the top $2,000 purse on both sides.

And the top male and female elite finishers, meanwhile, will pocket P30,000 each. While to spice up the twin events, a 5i50 Expo Open and Bike Service Open will be held on Nov. 3-4 at The Bellevue Pavilion.

The Bellevue 5i50 caps SEI’s triathlon calendar for the year that included the Alaska IronKids series, Xterra Danao, Ironman 70.3 Subic, and Regent 5150 Subic.




2971 sign up for 2 Philippines Ironman Triathlon events not scheduled until 2018

Oct 2, 2017

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Asia Pacific 70.3 Ironman Logo 2018

The popularity of Triathlon in the Philippines continues to soar. After winning 100% of the available medals up for the offer, Hence the maximum possible result. TRAP (Triathlon Association of the Philippines) had 2 Golds, 2 Silvers from Men and Women in the 2 events it entered.

Golds came care of Huelgas and Kim Mangrobang.

Furthermore Its ‘Good for the Country’ to see event planners planning an event a year in advance.

As in the Philippines, many events have a venue, and the schedule sometimes changed a week before the competition is slated.

Especially relevant is a total of 2971 signed up for two major international Ironman Triathlon Events scheduled in 2018.

While 1700 Triathletes signed up for the Regent Aguila Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championships.

Yet In sport-loving Cebu. Hundreds of Cebuanos signed up for the onsite registration at the Cebu Provincial Capitol Hall for onsite registration.

And the course features a 1.9km swim, 90k Bike, and 21k Race. 21k is a Half Marathon equivalent.

Most Noteworthy, however, is the event is not slated until August 5, 2018.

While it will be held at the Shangri-La Mactan and Resort in Lapu Lapu City.

Furthermore, the race stretches the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Talisay.

Meanwhile, Davao City also had similar high signup for its 2018 Alveo Ironman 70.3 Philippines event in March. 1271 participants signed up in Davao.


“The slots in Cebu sell out fast, so we make sure that we’re in the list. Registration is exciting,” said former footballer Voltaire Montebon, who registered in both the Cebu and Davao races.

“I’m excited for Davao 70.3, I think the race there will be nice. Davao City has good roads, and it’s their first time to host,” he added.

For triathlete John Philip Dueñas, the races in Cebu and Davao next year are crucial to him as he will try to bounce back from a disappointing finish in the 2017 edition two months ago.

“I will really practice. I want to redeem myself. There will be a friendly competition among the local elite, which is good for the level of competition in the country,” said Dueñas.


Duenas also happens to be the coach of SEA Games Champion and Olympian Mary Joy Tabal.


100% Return for Triathlon Two More Golds and Silvers Huelgas and Mangrobang crowned SEA Games Champion

Aug 21, 2017

Article by Andrew Pirie

ATFS Statistician

Triathlon continued its squeaky clean showing at the SEA Games. Delivering again two for two. In fact, Triathlon managed to improve even more from 2015.

In 2015 the Philippines got two Golds from Nicko Huelgas in Men’s and Kim Mangrobang in Women’s and silver from Ma. Claire Adorna.

This puts the Philippines on 3 Golds now after Mary Joy Tabal Gold in the Women’s Marathon on Saturday.

Photo Credit: Philippine Star Huelgas and Mangrobang


Today they went even better, getting 2 Golds and 2 Silvers. Improving on 2 Golds and 1 Silver. The best utmost best possible logistically possible result.

Huelgas defended his Men’s title timing 1h59.30, with John Chicano making silver in 2h01.27.

Clement Chow of Singapore, who was the fourth last SEA Games, took Bronze in 2h03.24.

Last SEA Games, Jonard Saim, the other rep, finished sixth.

So Chicano performance was an improvement on final standings compared to 2015.

Huelgas’s gold-winning time was 2:04.34 in 2015 hence an improvement in overall time by some 5 minutes.

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Credit: Dyan Castillejo via twitter

In Women’s, the roles were reversed with the 2015 SEA Games Kim Mangrobang getting the better of defending SEA Games Champion  Ma. Claire Adorna.

Kim won in 2:11.14, a big improvement in time, while Claire’s time was 2:18.58; Irene Chong took Bronze in 2:25.44 for Malaysia. Chong was fourth in Singapore 2 years ago.

Last 2015 SEA Games Adorna 2:13.08 and Kim 2:14.26.


Adorna crowns herself SEA Games Triathlon Champion Triathlon Philippines

Jun 6, 2015

28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 - East Coast Park, Singapore - 6/6/15 Triathlon - Women's Individual - Philippines' Ma Claire Adorna (R) and Marion Kim Mangrobang hold their gold and silver medals respectively SEAGAMES28 Mandatory Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters
28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 – East Coast Park, Singapore – 6/6/15
Triathlon – Women’s Individual – Philippines’ Ma Claire Adorna (R) and Marion Kim Mangrobang hold their gold and silver medals, respectively
SEAGAMES28 Mandatory Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters


Marie Claire Adorna ended the gold medal drought for the Philippines, crowning herself Queen of the SEA Games Triathlon.

It was, even more, a beautiful achievement for The Philippines with a 1-2 finish. Marion Kim Mangrobang took silver.

Adorna time of 2:13.08 was a new Philippine Record, Mangorbang ran 2:14.26 Personal best, and Sanruthai Arunsiri of Thailand was a well-beaten third 2:22.08. Claire is now targeting the Rio Olympics.

The last time the Philippines participated in Triathlon was eight years ago.

Back then, the Philippines took silver and bronze in this event.

Duathlon had taken gold via Ryan Mendoza in 2007.

The 21-year-old Adorna, who was the 2013 Swimmer of the Year, made the Philippine Swimming League shift to the Sport of Triathlon.

Having been a multi-event athlete.

Claire decided to specialize in Triathlon as she enjoyed it more and felt she could go much further in that sport.

A wonderful achievement for TRAP and its hard-working President Tom Carrasco, who is also the POC Chairman.

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2014, February Batang Pinoy Triathlon Philippines Results

By Rick Reyes

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