(Press Release) MANILA, PHILIPPINES – F and F International Events Group Inc., recently launched Powerman Duathlon Pilipinas, the country’s franchise of the world’s most prestigious duathlon series.
The first edition of the series will be held in Balanga Bataan on November 15, 2015 and will feature the Powerman Classic distance of 10km-60km-10km as well as the Short category with a 5km-30km-5km distance.
The duathlon series is the official qualifying event for ITU Powerman Long Distance Duathlon World Championship.
“More than just the chance of bringing the world class sports event to the country, this is also an opportunity for us to send our athletes to the international arena,” Powerman Duathlon Philippines President Tobias Bernardo said during the official media launch held at the Balesin Islander Restaurant, Alphaland Makati.
Bernardo, who is also a marketing specialist and a multisport enthusiast, has teamed up with veteran multisport adventure athlete and organizer of the country’s biggest and longest running duathlon series, Thumbie Remigio and restaurateur Raymund Magdaluyo to introduce the world class sports event to the Philippines.
“Duathlon is the best training for multisport enthusiasts because it toughens up the legs. Duathletes start cycling with already pumped up legs, having started off with an intense run leading up to transition one. To endure a duathlon, athletes need to build up their leg muscles’ power and stamina to see them through all three legs of this tough event,” Remigio said.
F and F events group is also the team behind the Bataan International Triathlon (Bi3) event which was awarded as the 2014 Race of the Year (under 600) by SwimBikeRun (SBR.ph) in the same media event.
Bi3 also presented a plaque of appreciation to Las Casas, Local Government of Bagac and the Tourism of Bataan for the successful triathlon competition held last year.
“We are looking forward to the continued success of both the triathlon and the duathlon races in the Philippines. By organizing and supporting these sports events, we are getting one step closer to joining and winning the international competition,” Bernardo said.
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The Powerman Duathlon is a global duathlon race organization, specializes in long-distance duathlon events, including its signature Powerman Zofingen, which features a 10K run, 150K bike and 30K run and has been held annually since 1989. Powerman has increased exposure of duathlon worldwide by hosting events in 14 countries, including Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Austria and for 2015 the Philippines.
Bataan International Triathlon or Bi3, is a Filipino Eco-Heritage Triathlon that celebrates Filipino athleticism and culture. Bi3 aims to promote Philippine heritage and culture while raising awareness for the sport of triathlon in the Philippines. To complete the Filipino Cultural experience, the race will be held at the picturesque Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Resort in Bagac, Bataan.
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