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Nat’l age-group triathlon
kicks off in Sipalay today

The National Age-Group Triathlon sponsored by the city government of Sipalay headed by Mayor Oscar Montilla Jr., in coordination with the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, starts today in the coastal area of the city.

Triathletes who are joining in the competition will swim 1.5 kilometers in the pristine waters of Sipalay, bike for 40 kilometers on flat road, and run for 10 kilometers along the beach.

Endorsed by Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., the event is also supported by the Department of Tourism-Region 6 and supervised by the Triathlon Association of the Island of Negros and the Triathlon Association of the Philippines.

The race will showcase Sipalay’s scenic coastal areas and is expected to boost the city’s tourism program.

Also lined up today 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. are expected to attend the activity.*NAB

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