It was a nail-biting finish for the fastest aquathlete honors in the first inaugural Vermosa Aquathlon standard distance 500-meter swim/5-km run Sunday at the newly-opened state-of-the-art Vermosa Sports Hub in Imus, Cavite.
Only 27 minutes and six seconds was all that promising national triathlon pool athlete and San Beda varsity swimmer Josh Angelo Averion, 17, needed to finish the lung-busting standard distance, and also gain the title of champion in the 15-17 age group.
Hot on Averion’s heels was his fellow age-grouper, Richard Anson Navo at 27:23. Another member of the national triathlon pool, Liam Tangan, 18, crossed the finish line in 27:47 for the third fastest time, and 1st place in the 18-24 age group.
Among the 105 women in the standard distance, Andrea Villanueva, 25, of One Triathlon Team emerged the fastest.