Carla Beatriz Grabador leaned on her strong swimming performance to win her age-group in runaway fashion in the 3rd Atleta Ako Women’s Aquathlon yesterday at the Philsports Complex in Pasig City.
Grabador won the standard distance of 500-meter swim, 5-kilometer run race in the 25-29 division in 33 minutes and 5 seconds marked by a swift 7:20 swim time in the event that lured more than 300 participants.
Posting the second fastest time was 35-39 champion Ines Santiago (WU CREW) followed by Kaye Lopez (Fit + Academy), who clocked 33:57 and 34:14, respectively.
The race was organized by Bike King headed by Raul Cuevas and presented by AtletaAko.com and the Philippine Sports Commission.
It was also supported by SMART, TIMEX the official race timer, Standard Insurance the group accident insurance provider, Klean Kanteen, Urban Ashram Yoga, Ogalala, Robinsons Supermarket, Gardenia, Del Monte, Neutrogena, Gatorade, Havaianas, E-Z Laces, David’s Salon, Dolfin, Bestway, Be #kidspirations, emco, Sante Barley, Flaming Wings, Certified Calm, Ceelin Chewables, Active Setyl, Sante Impact System, Razon’s, R. Lapid’s Chicharon & BBQ, Myra, 2XU, Fujifilm, Century Tuna, media partners Endurance, SwimBikeRun.ph, and Gameplan.
Other standard distance champions were Andrea Villanueva (18-24), Ian Banzon (30-34), Ani Brown (40-44), Elaine Andaya (45-49), Celma Hitalia (50-above), and the JasTri Team (relay).