THE country’s best duathletes are expected to participate in the National Duathlon Championships (NDC) on December 4 at the New Clark City (NCC).
Southeast Asian Games medalists Fer Casares, Kim Mangrobang, Andrew Kim Remolino, Raven Alcoseba and John Chicano will lead athletes from the national team.
Joining them in the event organized by the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) are their national teammates Raymund Torio, Ephraim Inigo, Jarwyn Banatao, Joy Trupa, Elaine Quismundo, Moira Erediano, Jena Valdez, Maynard Pecson and John Ciron.
Races will be in the Standard Distance (10-km run, 40-km bike and 5-km run), Sprint Distance (5-km run, 20-km bike and 2.5-km run) and Super Sprint Distance (2.5-km run, 10-km bike and 2.5-km run).
The event is part of the selection process for the members of the national for the 2023 Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia.
Malaysia, meanwhile, confirmed that its athletes will use the NDC to select. Members of their squad also for the Cambodia SEA Games.
The race is part of TRAP’s grassroot program to discover young and potential athletes who can be part of the association’s developmental team.
Online registration is still ongoing at RaceYaya.com. Registration fees cover the cost of participation, timing chip rental, race bib, bike and helmet stickers, finisher’s medal, event shirt and light post-race snack.
The NDC was originally scheduled for November 27 last year but was eventually rescheduled for December 4 to give way to another event at Clark.