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Bataan International Triathlon 2014 | Race Results and Review


A bamboo finish line arch, banderitas instead of the usual tarpaulin finish line tape, a “perya” on the side while waiting for the participants, what more can you ask for? :) Almost 600 athletes gathered in the picturesque scenery of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in the recently concluded Bataan International Triathlon. Organized by F&F Events Group International, the main goal of Bi3 was to make a multisport race that was truly Filipino – a one of a kind eco-heritage triathlon.

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SWIMBIKERUN.ph is a proud media partner of the Bataan International Triathlon 2014.


The aim of the event, which is to be relevant to our own heritage was very evident in the aesthetics of the race venue. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar was filled with native materials such as bamboo, abaca, and nipa. Even present in the event was a local perya that a lot of Filipinos are fond of.

Aside from that, after crossing the finish line, all finishers received a custom pinoy Bi3 buri hat which they wore as they strolled around the activity area or while waiting for their turn at the Bi3 photobooth.

Also, did anyone notice the foot bath right after exiting the sandy part of the beach? :)

The event was graced by international athletes and world champions such as Ben Allen – Xterra champion – and partner Jacqui Slack. Also present at the race are heavy hitters such as Nikko Huelgas, Arland Macasieb, Noy Jopson, Maria Hodges, and Joseph Miller to name a few.

The event has three categories – the Junior Aquathlon, Rapido and Largo.

What made this event unique is the Amigo category wherein athletes are required to start and finish (yes finish!) together. That has been done before in fun runs but never in a triathlon!

The very excited Junior Aquathlon category was held on the first day of the Bi3 weekened (November 29) – wherein we saw kids slugging it out against the fun course designed for them. The event also featured a Parent/Child category where, like the Amigo category, Parents and their children started and finished the race together.

 

 

Ben Allen and Jacqui Slack, as expected, won the Largo category easily. While heavy hitter ruled the Rapido division – which started 30 minutes after the Largo.  Marie Antonniette Balagtas topped the female category, with Rosa Leopando and Heather Europa not falling far behind.

For the Largo category,  John Abdul of Trimac and Mervin Santiago won second and third respectively.

The Inaugural Bataan International Triathlon was co-presented by Blackbeard’s Seafood Island and Pepsi in cooperation with Aqua Sphere, Diamond Rent-a-car, Timex, Glass Solutions, Columbia and Shimano; in cooperation with the local government unit of Bagac, Bataan and Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar; with special thanks to Smart and Rexona; with media partners SBR.ph, ANC, Philippine Star, Swim PH, Eat Out Manila, Inquirer.net, Multi Sport, Pinoy Fitness, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Business World and Runners’ World.

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NOAH 77.0 TRIATHLON | November 16, 2014

Sign up for the NOAH 77.0 Triathlon, SBR.ph Nation! You still have few days to register before the entry fee goes up on October 1, 2014, REGISTER NOW!

Event Title: NOAH 77.0 TRIATHLON
Date: November 16, 2014
Race Start: 6:00 AM
Venue: Narvacan Outdoor Adventure Hub, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur
Race Distance: 1.8km SWIM – 60km BIKE – 15km RUN

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Pinoy Fitness 21K Challenge

Let’s join this challenge, SBR.ph nation! Are you guys ready for another challenge? Tired of your usual Half-Marathon races? Pinoy Fitness challenges you to take on their 21K Challenge!
If you’re not confident about beating the sub 2, there’s also a 21k challenge wave that has a 2:30 minutes cut off! If you just wanna run for fun, you can also join the 21k fun wave that has no cut off!

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Sunrise Events, Inc. Triathlon Races Opens Tomorrow! | Be In The Know | Races and Combo Packages for 2015

Be in the know, SBR.ph nation! 1 Day to Go before REGISTRATION for all Sunrise Events, Inc. Triathlon Races opens! Set your computers and assure yourself of a slot in all SUNRISE EVENTS races!

Registration opens October 1, 2014. 8am Manila/HK time.

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Aside from being able to register individually for each event, you also have the following options

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Blackbeard’s Seafood Island Launches The Jomac Boodle! | The ‘Original’ with Boodle Feasts! #ExtremeBonding #NationalBoodleDay

Blackbeard’s Seafood Island (BSI), the group that created and brought you the original Boodle Feast, celebrated its 10 Years of Extreme Seafood Bonding last September 16, 2014! With it, is the launching of the Jomac Boodle. Something we here at SBR.ph is proud to support!

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Seafood Island launched Batang Tri Grassroots Program as a tie up with Coach Jojo Macalintal.

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Journey For Life | A Fund Raising Campaign By Grant Preddy For The Cancer Warriors Foundation

Let’s support this one, SBR.ph nation! Grant Preddy, a member of the local TIMEX-Golds Gym TMM Triathlon Team will embark on a two day event to raise funds for the Cancer Warriors Foundation! He will ride from Manila to the Bataan International Triathlon race venue and then do the race 2x! SWIMBIKERUN.ph is a proud […]

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2014 Duaman Duathlon X2 | Race Results and Review

Congratulations to the winners and finishers of the Duaman Duathlon X2! Thank you for joining our last event of the year! More importantly, thank you Lord for blessing us with perfect racing conditions! Rate the race using our ratings system above! Share your thoughts about the race in our comments section. PICTURES Duaman X2 Pre […]

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Mirinda Carfae | SBR.ph In[FOCUS] Pro Edition

She’s a two time Ironman World Champion, a course record holder, and owns the fastest Kona marathon record. Also, she “handily” won Challenge Roth this year.

Say anything you want about our next SBR.ph In[FOCUS] Pro Edition feature bor us, she’s now the undisputed Queen of Kona.

Without further ado, the reigning Ironman World Champion herself, Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae!

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LakanTri | SBR.ph In[FOCUS] Team Edition

You’ll always see them in races. Rocking the bright yellow / black tri suit colorway. These Bulacan based athletes may not always be the loudest ones, but they’re always there. Supporting and joining every race they could get their hands on. More importantly, sharing the passion for the sport of triathlon.

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Pinoy Triathletes All Set To Conquer Ironman Langkawi

All aboard the Ironman Langkawi train! On September 27 at Langkawi, Malaysia, 119 Filipinos will attempt to conquer what was dubbed as the TOUGHEST SHOW ON EARTH.
This group is now the largest and second Philippine contingent ever to race in an Ironman distance race outside the country, the first one being the 90-member team which went to compete at the Ironman Asia Pacific Championship in Melbourne, Australia last March.

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Don’t Cramp, Don’t Bonk… Use E-Gel! | Now In The Philippines! #beyourbest

Tired of bonking or cramping during a race? The answer is finally available in the Philippines! e-Gel is the first and only Electrolyte Energy Gel with 5 times the sodium and double the potassium of traditional energy gels.

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2014 Duaman Duathlon X2 | Start List | Race Info

This is it, SBR.ph nation! We’re all set for our final event of the year, the Duaman Duathlon X2! First of all, we would like to thank EVERYONE who supported our 4 part tri series! None of this would have been possible without your support!

See below for the official race details as well as some important announcements!