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Adorna crowns herself SEA Games Triathlon Champion

Jun 6, 2015

28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 - East Coast Park, Singapore - 6/6/15 Triathlon - Women's Individual - Philippines' Ma Claire Adorna (R) and Marion Kim Mangrobang hold their gold and silver medals respectively SEAGAMES28 Mandatory Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters

28th SEA Games Singapore 2015 – East Coast Park, Singapore – 6/6/15
Triathlon – Women’s Individual – Philippines’ Ma Claire Adorna (R) and Marion Kim Mangrobang hold their gold and silver medals respectively
Mandatory Credit: Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee / Action Images via Reuters

Marie Claire Adorna, ended the gold medal drought for the Philippines crowning herself Queen of the SEA Games Triathlon.It was even more a beautiful achievement for the Philippines with a 1-2 finish. Marion Kim Mangrobang took silver.

Adorna time of 2:13.08 was a new Philippine Record, Mangorbang ran 2:14.26 Personal best, and Sanruthai Arunsiri of Thailand was a well beaten third in 2:22.08. Claire is now targetting the Rio Olympics. The last time the Philippines participated in Triathlon was eight years ago. Back then the Philippines took the silver and bronze in this event. Duathlon had taken a gold via Ryan Mendoza in 2007.

The 21 year old Adorna who was the 2013 Swimmer of the Year, made the shift from the Philippine Swimming League to the Sport of Triathlon. Having being a multi event athlete. Claire decided to specialize on Triathlon as she enjoyed it more and felt she could go much further in that sport.

A wonderful achievement for TRAP and its hard working President Tom Carrasco who is also the POC Chairman.


2014, February Batang Pinoy Triathlon Results

By Rick Reyes

We had 2 great days of triathlon in Bacolod City for the Typhoon Haiyan postponed Batang Pinoy 2013.
On Fri Jan 31, under almost perfect race conditions, a dominant Nicole Eijanantos led from start to finish to win the girls’triathlon event over Lauren Plaza, who had beaten Nicole at their last race together and in spite of closing the gap on the run.
Although expected to podium but not a prohibitive favorite, Julius Constantino followed up his win at the Anvaya CoveTriathlon with a close win over Yuan Chiongbian and Sam Ranque. Julius said his training with the elites in Coach George Vilog’s camp really prepared him for his victory.
Day 2 on Sat Feb 1 had to deal with Signal No. 2 typhoon conditions. The puddled and slippery roads forced the change of the triathlon Mixed Team Relay to an aquathlon version of 400m swim-1600m run for each member of the team.
Mandaue City, composed of Lorraine Hann, Jezreel Tan, Shia Uy, and Chiongbian,  banked on latter’s brave front running to hold off Olongapo Team Constantino’s challenge who shadowed Chiongbian from the last laps of the swim. Team Cebu and Laguna came in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Olongapo was an unofficial entry because Constantino actually represents Sta, Rosa,
This was the biggest BP ever with 33 boys and 21 girls from all over the Philippines participating.

Cobra Ironman 70.3 opens registration for 2014 Philippine race

Hi, everyone!
After its success this year last August, Cobra Ironman 70.3 is now opening for registration for the 2014 race. Starting tomorrow, October 1, interested athletes may now sign up for this anticipated race. For more details, kindly see attached article. Thank you! 🙂

Cobra Ironman 70.3 opens registration for 2014 Philippine race

(Manila, Philippines) This year’s Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines ended with a bang in August at its second-time host location, Cebu City. A successful turnout of over 2,000 athletes from across six continents and 35 countries tested their minds, bodies, and spirits to the limit in a continuous 1.9km swim, 90km bike, and 21.1km run. And since its first arrival in 2009, it has been the biggest and most highly anticipated premium-sporting event to land on Philippine shores.

Although it has only been a few weeks since the last participant crossed the finish line, the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines is now opening the registration for the 2014 race. Starting October 1, athletes can start logging on to to secure race slots. Last year, the slots were filled up four days after registration opened, and the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines team expects the same, if not more, registrants for the 2014 race.

Cobra Energy Drink has been powering the biggest race of endurance for five years straight. The brand is the race’s biggest supporter, on hand every step of the way to sustain the energy needed to endure the race.

Some of the world’s best athletes like Courtney Atkinson dominated this year’s men’s pro category, besting all other local and international athletes with his 3:58:07 race time. Coming in on second place was three-time Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines winner Peter Jacobs with a 3:59:09 time; while David Dellow placed third with a 4:02:22 finish. Leading the women’s pro race was Caroline Steffen, finishing with a 4:16:12 time, while 2012’s defending champion Belinda Granger came in second at 4:33:50, and Bree Wee completed the podium with her highest time of 4:27:49. Meanwhile, Philippine pride, four-time Filipino women’s elite champion and professional triathlete, Monica Torres, finished fifth with at 4:52:02.

There are different reasons why athletes challenge themselves to finish the Ironman; some do it for a healthy lifestyle, others to test their endurance, and there are those who do it for their advocacies. This biggest triathlon race has been known as well to attract local celebrities and icons. Joining this year’s relay competition was Apl D Ap of the international group, Black Eyed Peas, who biked for 90km for his advocacy for the education of the poor.

Another highlight was cancer patient, Manny Angeles, who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2005. With only the goal of taking home a Cobonpue medal, Angeles came in 9 minutes after the cutoff, in triumph knowing he can finish despite his illness.

“There is no easy way to do it. It takes commitment, discipline, and a whole lot of rigorous training. Cobra Energy Drink shares with athletes its values of perseverance, dedication, and survival amidst and against all odds,” shares Abe Cipriano, Asia Brewery AVP for Marketing of Non-Alcoholic Beverages. “Cobra is proud of this milestone in Philippine sports event. We are proud to be a big part of the first five years of Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines, and we look forward to seeing greater participation in 2014, and in years to come.”

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Pinoy triathletes win medals in Singapore (Oct 4)

From the Manila Times

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Justin Chiongbion

Philippine Developmental Pool members Justin Liam Chiongbian and Vicky Deldio made waves for the country by winning bronze medals during the Cold Storage Singapore Triathlon held over the weekend.

The 14-year-old Chiongbian, who hails from Cebu and won honors in past local youth triathlon events, fought hard to finish at third place out of sixty-five competitors in the triathlon boys 13-15-years-old category (200 meter swim–10 kilometers bike–2km run) with a time of 28 minutes and 27 seconds. On the same category, teammate Sixto Lalanto of Cagayan de Oro squandered an early lead emerging from the swim and ended up finishing fifth place with a time of 29:07.

Vicky Deldio of Tri-Clark, aged 14, also proved her worth placing 3rd in the girls 13-15-years-old race which attracted thirty-five competitors representing ten nations. She clocked in a total 33:02, one minute behind the champion Zoe Natasha Bowden of Malaysia.

On the Boys 10-12-years-old race, 11-year-old Yuan Chiongbian (Justin’s brother) ended up at 4th place with 33:08 while on the distaff side Nina Francesca Villaba timed 39:20 for a sixth place finish.

Competing on foreign soil for the first time, the two Chiongbian brothers and Villaba are aspiring to qualify for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China. All 13-15 youth triathletes, who are active participants of the TRAP’s SuperTriKids series, are now gearing up for the 2012 Batang Pinoy triathlon event which will be hosted by Iloilo City on December 7 and 8.


Article on Justin Chiongbian on Cebu Sports Blog


Alistair Brownlee Wins Gold Olympic Games Triathlon 29 minute 10km run! (Aug 13)

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Brownlee won the Olympic gold medal at the London Games in the Triathlon, Javier Gomez of Spain took silver, and bronze went to his brother Jonathan. (Photo Credits: Delly Carr/ITU Media

This is the second Triathlon article I have provided a link too. Pinoyathletics is generally a Track and Field site but due to are growing numbers of Triathletes, Duathletes and Ultra Marathon runners we  have decided to occasionally cover other sports aswell. Understandably the Triathlon finished a few days ago but we had quite a lot of coverage of the Athletics. It is now time to catch up with are back log.

I was told the other day in the gym that 25-year-old Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain had run 29 minutes and seven seconds for the 10km run a respectable performance in any country for an individual 10k, only catch was it wasnt a set of fresh legs! this is quite impressive after a 1500m run and 43km cycle. This puts Brownlee in the same super endurance category of Lance Armstrong almost.  I remember overseeing on the television Brownlee just powering away from the rest of field taking the lead solo on the bike section of Triathlon.


Alistair Brownlee’s time of 29 minutes 7 seconds in the 10,000m of the triathlon
was just 97 seconds slower than Mo Farah‘s gold-winning time in the 10,000m
Olympic final.  Brownlee’s time was quicker than Mykola Labovskyy‘s in the 10,000m final. The
Ukrainian finished last in 29.32.


His 10km run was so fast that he said afterwards he is considering entering the 10,000m track and field event at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.

It was a close finish with Alistair at 1:46.25, Gomez 1:46.36 and Jonathan 1:46.56

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Brownlee Brothers emerge from the swim section. (Photo Credits: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)



Rejected Australian Triathlete Chris McCormack wins fourth World Title (Aug 4)

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They said he wasn’t good enough for the olympics, os triathlete Chris McCormack has gone out and won a fourth world title. Rejected by Australia for the London Games, McCormack won the world long-course title in Spain today, adding to his two Iron-man world titles and an Olympic fistance crown. The 39-year-old just returned to longer distance racing after this crack at making the Games. Despite being the top-placed Australian finisher in a number of races earmarked as selection indicators for the Olympics. McCormack failed to make the cut. Today he covered the testing 4km swim, 120km bike, 30km run, course in 5hr29 47 sec.


Deemed just not give enough by Australia Olympic Committee for the Olympic Games. McCormack emerges victorious with 4th world title.

Read the Full article here

His webpage is here


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