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Powerman Philippines Takes Duathlon to the World Stage

Posted by on 20. July 2017

Powerman Philippines Asian Duathlon Championship is happening on October 8, 2017 at the Clark Freeport Zone.  Duathletes in the country get to race against the top-tier players in the world over the wide and scenic Clark Route.

Powerman Philippines

Duathlons has evolved over the years. When I did duathlons a few years back, it was more of a step-ladder or a brick training for triathletes.  Duathlons has then created its market who find the thrill in the run, bike, run type of a race.  I have my share of fond memories when it comes to duathlons but it’s a different kind of high compared to road race.  Of course, preparing for it is a little bit more intense and needs a lot more consistency.  The good thing with the evolution of duathlon is that it now caters to more markets. Aside from the usual pros, elite, age groupers, we now get a bunch of newbies and even recreational duathlons.  Powerman has the perfect recipe for the mix of elite, experienced and newbies in the Powerman Philippines Asian Championship 2017 happening on October 8, 2017 at Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga.

The country has been a fitness hub over the past decades with growth in all kind of fitness activities from running, duathlons, triathlons and a lot more.  Powerman Philippines gives a chance to local duathetes to compete against the best of the best in the world.  The race features various race categories such as Powerman Classic (10Km Run, 60 Km Bike and 10 Km Run), the Powerman Short (5km Run, 30 Km Bike and  5 Km Run), and Powerteens (5 Km Run, 30 Km Bike and 5 km Run), which will traverse over the smooth and wide roads of Clark and will feature the scenic views of SCTEX.

Now on its third year, the F&F International Events Group prides itself with being given the honor this year’s Asian Championships.  Aside from promoting duathlons as a lifestyle, as a sport, and as an event, the main thrust for 2017 is to push the boundaries of the Filipino Duathlete.  The 2017 Powerman Philippines Asian Duathlon Championships Presented by Summit Drinking Water is set to host a minimum of 800 local and foreign participants from all around the world, including elite athletes from US, Europe, Australia and Asia Pacific.

“The driving force behind this year’s event is to bring the Filipino Duathlete to the world stage by capitalizing on our duathletes’ innate strength in running and cycling and providing them with the opportunity to compete against the best in the world.  It’s all about investing in the Filipino’s duathlete’s potential, pushing their boundaries, and expanding their competitive horizons, with the ultimate goal of sending out top Filipino duathlete to the 2019 Powerman World Championships in Zofingen, Switzerland,” said Coach Kaye Lopez, Powerman Philippines General Manager.

The Clark Freeport Zone, which is about 37 miles nortwest of Metro Manila and located in the heart of the culture-rich Central Luzon, proves to be the perfect race venue, with its highly-improved road network and its interesting scenery of graceful old homes with large verandahs and historical buildings. Traveling to the venue is also seamless for both local and foreign guests as it is easily accessible via land or air travel.

The 2017 Powerman Philippines Asian Championships Presented by Summit Drinking Water will serve as a qualifying event for the Powerman World Championships in Zofingen, Switzerland. The race is also supported by Clark Freeport Zone and SCTEx as the Official Venue Partner, Cobra Energy Drink ad Official Energy Drink, Columbia as Official Apparel Partner, Activehealth as Official Sports Nutrition Partner, Garmin as Official Timing Partner, Seafood Island Restaurant, Hammer Nutrition, Dan’s Endurance, 2xU and Skechers Performance.

For more details, registration and updates visit the event’s official website, www.powerman.ph and subscribe to the official social media accounts in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @PowermanPH with official hashtag #NOMANNOPOWER #POWERMANPHPRESENTEDBYSUMMIT

12 Responses to Powerman Philippines Takes Duathlon to the World Stage

  1. Dinesh

    It must be physically draining.. Is it? Heard a lot about triathlon, but this is new for me

  2. Gil Camporazo

    You’re talking about duathlons, triathletes. These are technical terms as far as running or “road race” is concerned. What I have ordinarily learned is marathon, athlete. You mentioned it as a different kind of “road race”. I am curious to know it more.

  3. Reginald

    I admire everyone who does this lol. Thats a lot of work and must as much of a struggle mentally as it is physically.

  4. Corinne & Kirsty (@corinnekirsty)

    I had never heard of a duathlon. I mean it kinda make sense that it exists. Might be so much work and training but a great challenge as well

  5. Valerie Robinson

    Wow cycling looks so tough. My hat goes off to anyone who competed in this manner. Kudos!

  6. Jojo Hua

    Wow, seeing things like this reminds me of how unfit I am. I’ve never participated in a marathon or even a mini one. However, I’d like to think that one day, I will!

  7. My Travelogue by Bhushavali

    Oh my! I didn’t know what a duathlon was!!! Good to know about this!!! 10km run and 30km bike is the perfect endurance test for beginners!

  8. phyliciamarie

    Love how the Powerman Duathlon encourages more Filipino athletes to get exposed to competitors of different nationalities. It sets the stage for more inspiration and more learnings.

  9. TheGracefulMist

    I`m not very familiar with duathlon. I think this and the triathlon are very exciting yet fulfilling races. I hope I can join some of these races some day. I wonder how participants train for these types of races.

    ❀ Grace ❀

  10. Elizabeth O

    Really cool! Good thing that duathlon caters more market. Everyone will see better things from this sport and youth will be encouraged too.

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