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The Different Stories of Tri Factor Ph

Posted by on 29. May 2018

Participants pose event hosts and organisers before the start of the inaugural TRI-Factor Asian Championship Series in CamSur.

Each race is a different story and TRI-Factor also had its share of different stories. From the chase of the podium to the feel good story of newly minted triathletes, TRI-Factor has been true to its purpose of providing a venue for new and progressive athletes get into the Swim, Bike and Run lifestyle.

The Stories of TRI-Factor PH

Participants plunge into the Lago del Rey at the start of the TRI-Factor Asian Championship Series in CamSur.

TRI-Factor Asian Championship Series at the Camsur Watersports Complex in Camarines Sur last May 26 and 27, 2018 had gave memorable experience and moments for the participating triathletes. With an environment that was friendly to newbie triathletes as well as the challenge and the nostalgia of the Camsur course, which was among the first triathlon courses, for experienced triathletes. TRI-Factor Ph also shared some triathlon insights to the audience from Elvin Ting, co-founder of Tri-factor and manager director of organizing Orange Room Pte Ltd. The finish line also gave the winning moment for all the participants in the race.

The Camsur hosted TRI-Factor PH was the third leg of this year’s Asian Series. The event and the athletes provided school supplies and slippers to over 200 indigent kids under the Race to Give program of Sanctband of One of A Kind Marketing, the marketing arm of Tri-factor in the Philippines.

The top winners gained berths in the TRI-Factor Series in Thailand plus overnight stay in Caramoan islands. TRI-Factor Asian Championship series celebrates their 10th year doing four-leg mass participating series in a number of countries across Asia such as Malaysia, China, Indonesia and Thailand. The next TRI-Factor series will be in Thailand on June 17, 2018.


The Winners

The Freshmen Category on the Swim Leg

Long Distance

Billy Biag flashed superb form and dominated the long distance triathlon with a time of 3:19:04.4 to rule the grueling 1.5km swim-60km bike-15km run event, beating Renel Brecenio (3:27:05.9) by almost eight minutes while Anthony Llaguno III timed 3:50:30 to place third overall in the long distance triathlon.

Standard Distance

Mark Malolot ruled the Standard Distance of 1.5km swim-40km bike-10km run in 2:27:31, foiling Jade Albar, who clocked 2:31:09 while Ryan Laurino placed third overall in 2:38:43 followed by Edgar Cabalero (2:46:37) and Ricky Busran (2:51:59) in the event.


The top finishers in relay in the Open division of the long distance triathlon was led by Bolima Madler, Platilla Margarito and Lagyap Marino, who timed 3:02:32.7. Hezron Vasquez, Gil Peña Jr. and Dave de Vera placed second in 3:18:47.6 while the troika of Ruben Mariano, Inocencio Parza and Dennis Suz clocked 3:27:36.8 for third.

Sprint Distance

In the sprint distance (740m swim-20km bike-5km run), John Caleb Barlin took the overall crown with a 1:08.29 clocking, beating Louie Ibo and Roman Bonagua, who timed 1:12.52 and 1:14.46, respectively. Actor Gerald Anderson won in the 25-29 age-group (1:16:15) sprint division with Team Da Rosa.

The Dreamers

Miss Earth Air 2016 finished the Freshmen Distance of TRI-Factor.

TRI-Factor was also a feel-good stories for freshly minted triathletes. The event had a Freshman Distance of 200 meters Swim, 10 Km Bike and 2 Kilometer run and it also had a kid-friendly distance of 100 meters Swim, 5 km Bike and 1 Km Ride. This provided an opportunity for a lot of people outside the triathlon community looking inside to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

One story worth noting was that of Miss Earth Air 2016 Michelle Gomez who had a 45 day journey from zero to hero. She had minimal athletic background but with the help of her Coach Angelo Lozada and support from Chapter 2 bike, Michelle was able to have a good finish on her first triathlon race. Michelle is even raring to do more.

This is what TRI-Factor is all about being a venue for newbies to enter the field.

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