Philippine elite triathletes Edward Vince Jared Macalalad and Karen Manayon took Subic’s scorching heat and rolling terrain plus their multisport training in Portugal as impetus to push harder and win recognition as the fastest finishers in the My Daily Collagen triathlon last Sunday.
Macalalad, of Team Tri Gear was crowned male 18-24 champion in 2 hours, 13 minutes and 6 seconds. Banjo Norte, zipped into the chute 22 seconds later to bag first place in the male 25-29 age group followed by Julius Constantino at 2:17:08.
In the women’s competition Manayon did Omega Tri Team proud coming in at 2:38:59 to emerge champion of the female 18-24 category. Age proved to be no barrier as Manayon was joined in the top 3 by Ines Santiago of the 35-39 age group in 2:41:22 and Petro Kuiper of the 50-54 age group at 2:48:33.
Other standard distance age-group champions of the My Daily Collagen Triathlon supported by Smart, Saucony, Vittoria, Rudy Project, ACEA Subic Bay, Court Meridian Hotel & Suites and the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority were Cianyl Gonzales ( 25-29), Lyllian Grace Banzon and Lorin-Pedro Balandreau (30-34), Ronald Molit (35-39), Nylah Bautista and Jeff Valdez (40-44), Bic Ferreria and Romeo Marquez (45-49), Peter Gonzalez (50-54), Rune Stroem (55-59), and Josef Guetta (60-above).