Filipino paratriathletes takes on best of Asia in Subic race
Sixto Ducay (right) will be competing in the new ParaTriathlon classifications against other Asian bets. Dante Peralta

FILIPINO paratriathletes Sixto Ducay, Andy Avellana and Godfrey Taberna will start their quest for spots in the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games when the Subic Bay Freeport Zone hosts the ASTC Asian ParaTriathlon Championships (APC) 2015 on August 16.

Ducay (2014 APC’s arm disability category), Avellana (above-knee amputee silver medalist) and Taberna (silver medalist in the below-knee disability) will be competing in their new PT (ParaTriathlon) classifications against bets from around Asia.

Organized by the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) under the supervision of the technical officials of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and the Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC), the event will have competitions of paratriathlon (750 meter swim – 18 Km bike – 5 Km run), Mixed Relay (350 M swim – 9 Km bike – 2.5 Km run) and Sprint (750 M swim – 18 Km bike – 5 Km run).

For all competitions, the race course starts at the Sands of Triboa and ends at San Bernardino Street. This is the 3rd APC being held at Subic.

The awarding ceremony will be held at the Sands of Triboa.

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