MATTHEW O'HALLORAN of Canada won the Elite Male title in the sprint distance Tri United triathlon race on Sunday at Playa Laiya in San Juan, Batangas.
O'Halloran finished the two-kilometer swim, 60km bike and 15km run in two hours, 50 minutes and 27 seconds. Benjamin Rana clocked 3:08:26 for second place while August Benedicto was third in 3:09:02.
Monica Torres timed 3:19:55 to rule the women's division, beating former national champion Ani de Leon-Brown who clocked 3:31:06.
Other winners in the sprint distance were Eric Stroem (18-24 years category), Marisol Abad and Luigi Robles (25-29), Andrea Barreto (30-34), Brian Acosta and Kate Abelarde (35-39), Oliver Kempo and Maricel Laxa Pangilinan (40-44), Ronald Honrede (45-49), Edwin Cagiyat (50-54), and Gary Brown (55-above).
The third and final leg of the series will be held at Ayala Alabang Village in Muntinlupa City in November.