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Sipalay City to host
age-group triathlon

The Sipalay City, in coordination with the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, will host the National Age-Group Triathlon Saturday in Sipalay City, a press release from the Capitol said.

Spearheaded by Mayor Oscar Montilla Jr., the event is supported by  Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., Department of Tourism-Region 6, Triathlon Association of the Island of Negros and the Triathlon Association of the Philippines.

The race will showcase Sipalay’s scenic coastal areas as triathletes joining the Olympic category will swim 1.5 kilometers on pristine waters, bike for 40 kilometers on flat road, and run for 10 kilometers by the beach, the press release said.

Also lined up is the Sprint Category of 750 meters swimming, 20 kilometers biking and five kilometers running. Other categories include kids, mini-sprint, and relay.

Provincial Tourism Officer Cristine Mansinares said Marañon and the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan headed by Vice Gov. Genaro Alvarez Jr. will attend the activity.*


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