The Safeguard Active 5i50 Triathlon holds its inaugural staging on Sunday with an elite international field and the country’s leading triathletes leading the chase for top honors on a challenging course in Subic Bay.
Michael Murphy, Justin Granger, Mitchell Robins, Belinda Granger of Australia, Hungary’s Csaba Kuttor and Peter Bajai and Canada’s Mathieu O’Halloran banner the talent-laden cast along with local aces Monica Torres, Noy Jopson, Banjo Norte and Jenny Rose Guerrero while couple Maricel and Anthony Pangilinan and Alaska CEO and Sunrise Events Inc. Fred Uytengsu provide the celebrity touch in the local version of the world’s largest Olympic-distance triathlon series.
Also seeing action are age-groupers vying in their own side of the 5i50 race, staged to provide a new but challenging racing experience to all participants.
The layout features a two-loop 1.5km swim course following a triangular design starting and ending in Kamana Resort, a two-loop 40km bike ride up to the narrow, tree-lined roads of IDESS and along roads of varying terrain of Subic, and a 10km run along the rainforest road of Illanin up to Morong Gate and back to the Kamana Resort.
The entire course will be quite a task for budding triathletes but challenging even for the seasoned athletes.
The Safeguard Active 5i50 Triathlon is backed by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), the Department of Foreign Affairs – Region 3, Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center (official expo partner), Kamana Sanctuary Resort and Spa (official hotel partner), The Philippine STAR and MultiSport Magazine (media partners) with support from 2XU, Air Asia, Aqua Sphere, Coca-Cola, Century Tuna, David’s Salon, Devant, Garmin, Health Food, Intercare, LBC, Planet Sports, Prudential Guarantee, Smart, Rudy Project and Vellum.
For details, visit www.5150philippines.com/safeguard or the event’s official Facebook Page: Safeguard Active 5150 Triathlon.