Calling all TRIATHLETES! Matabungkay, Lian Batangas will be hosting the TRIKing Long Distance Triathlon on July 25, 2010.
Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) has joined hands with BikeKing in staging this event. BikeKIng is the lead organizer, while TRAP will provide the race technical officials in 2K swim, 60K bike, and 15K distance run.
This another one of a kind event will mark the start of the long distance racing season in the country. Also, this is the return of triathlon event to one of its original homes, the Matabungkay Beach.
The race, backed by, 100 Plus Drink, MBRH, Philippine Star, Summit Mineral Water, Polar Bottle, Orbea, Corratec, Knog and Kerima, winds up with a three-loop run leg with triathletes negotiating a slightly winding rough cement and dusty road through the sugar cane and rice fields of Matabungkay.
Meanwhile, a triathlon is a multi-sport endurance event consisting of swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances. Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion time, including timed “transitions” between the individual swim, bike, and run components.