The 3-in-1 2018 NTT Asia Cup Subic Bay International Triathlon slated at the Subic Bay Freeport on April 21 and 22 starting at ACEA Subic Bay looms to be the most significant edition ever.
As an Asian Cup Series 2018 event under the supervision of International Triathlon Union (ITU) and Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC), it offers to top local and international elite athletes ITU points for Asian and world rankings and qualification to major international competitions such as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics triathlon event and other international events.
To be held in conjunction with SUBIT sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), Arena, New Balance, Philippine Star, Gatorade, Omega Pain Killer Liniment, Standard Insurance, Lighthouse Marina Resort, Century Tuna, Gatorade, Subic Holiday Villas, Travelers Hotel, ACEA, Asian Center for Insulation and Solar Sports on the final day is the Subic Bay Southeast Asian Championships envisioned to alternate with the Southeast Asian Games Triathlon.
Serving as the curtain raiser on the first day of action is the local event for youth participants serving as a test race for the Asian Youth Olympic Games (YOG) qualifier which will be held on June 17.
Tom Carrasco, president of both the organizing Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) and Southeast Asian Games Triathlon Association (SEATA) said, “This year’s staging of SUBIT will be one big celebration.”