PH triathlon team to use SUBIT race as SEAG tuneup

The Subic International Triathlon (SUBIT) returns after a two-year hiatus with this year’s staging at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone on May 1.

Photo from Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) Facebook page

The country’s longest running triathlon, which is now in its 29th year, is expected to have a lean cast that includes international triathletes and the national team bound for the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam next month.

The race is actually a tuneup for the PH team going to the biennial meet where it aims to maintain its 1-2 finish in the men’s and women’s division.

Racing in SUBIT are Fer Casares, Kim Remolino, John Chicano, Kim Mangrobang, Raven Alcoseba and Lauren Plaza.

“The SUBIT will be a good tuneup race for our SEAG-bound athletes, especially sa game strategy,” said Triathlon Association President Tom Carrasco.

“SUBIT has been at the forefront of development of Filipino triathletes. I’m proud to say that SUBIT has produced Southeast Asian Games champions and notable Asian Games performers.”

Among the SUBIT products were SEAG winners Chicano, Mangrobang, Nikko Huelgas and Clair Adorna, Youth Olympics qualifier Vicky Deldio, Columbia World Games qualifiers Carlo Pedregosa and Mirasol Abad, Birmingham World Games qualifier Casares, and 2018 Asian Games top 10 finisher Kim Kilgroe.

Partnering with TRAP in SUBIT are SBMA, Philippine Sports Commission and Philippine Olympic Committee with Standard Insurance, Asian Center for Insulation Phil (ACIP), Pocari Sweat, and FINIS.