Pros building up for bigger battles and triathletes toughening up for longer races mix it up for the first Penong’s 5150 Triathlon set July 7 at the Waterfront Hotel in Davao City.
Aussies Mitch Robbins and Alex Polizzi, New Zealand’s Kieran McPherson and Czech Jakub Langhammer head the early roster of bidders in the men’s side of the centerpiece pro division of the event, all aiming for op honors and personal bests over the Olympic distance of 1.5k swim-40k bike-10k run.
Multi-titled Dimity Lee Duke and Lisa Tyack, also from Down Under, Guam’s Manami Iijima, and Kiwi Laura Wood are tipped to dispute the women’s crown in the event organized by Sunrise Events, Inc.
Spicing up the event is the Sunrise Sprint, featuring a 750m swim-20km bike-5km run, with other titles also to be disputed in various age categories and relay competition.
Penong’s Barbecue Seafoods and Grill, Davao’s favorite barbecue house, is making its first foray in endurance racing with co-owners Ma. Teresa Regis and Vanessa Mae Uy Santos, both avid triathletes, guaranteeing a successful staging of the event also aimed at promoting a healthy and active lifestyle among the Filipinos and foreigners alike.
“This is an opportunity to show everyone that the company is also focused on promoting a healthy lifestyle. This is doing something for the good of everybody,” said Regis.