AsiaTRI’s Best Photos of 2018

    Posted On Dec 10 2018

      AsiaTRI’s Best Photos for 2018 as shot by AsiaTRI Photographers covering the Asian multisport scene and the iconic races from around the globe.  All images by Wagner Araujo, Vinnie Santana and Marvin Manalang.

      21. Ironman racing is hard, but there is always time to appreciate a rainbow after a rainstorm in Ironman Malaysia. (Marvin Manalang).

       

      20. Unique race formats are trending in the multisport world. FastTwitch Enduro Duathlon, a multi-leg duathlon race (run-bike-run-bike-run) , happened in Clark, Philippines. (Marvin Manalang)

       

      19. Bangkok Triathlon offers a very unique opportunity for athletes to ride at one of the world’s busiest express way and to swim in the Chao Phraya river. (Vinnie Santana)

       

      18. The future of triathlon in the Philippines is alive and well with formative events like Ironkids. The kids don’t just play, they come to race! (Marvin Manalang)

       

      17. The inaugural Ironman Philippines last June featured a sudden gush of rain in the bike leg, but the Filipino spirit thrives and fights to finish. (Marvin Manalang)

       

      16. On its 4th year, Ironman 70.3 Vietnam in Danang is seeing a bigger presence of local Vietnamese athletes, making them the biggest country delegation of the race. (Vinnie Santana)

       

      15. Duathlon is a big part why multisport racing is now very big in the Philippines. The Pilipinas Duathlon Series celebrated its 10th year in 2018. (Marvin Manalang)

       

      14. The inaugural Ironman 70.3 Davao in the Philippines was no different to most other races in the country, plenty of local support for the world class field that came to the event. (Vinnie Santana)

       

      13. In one of his last races in the Philippines, Craig Alexander raced in an unusually calmer conditions in Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Cebu with gloomy and overcast skies. (Marvin Manalang)

       

      12. A flat to rolling course on perfect roads were a recipe for some of the fastest bike splits ever seen in Asia for the half distance race at Challenge Iskandar Puteri, in Malaysia. (Vinnie Santana)

       

      11. The Philippine’s top triathlete racing in his country’s top triathlon destination, Subic Bay. Chicano grabbed 3rd overall in Subic Bay 5150. (Marvin Manalang)

       

      10. Bart Aernouts was 2nd place at the Ironman World Championships 2018, but wasn’t fast enough to capture the title on the twisty and techincal course of the Laguna Phuket Triathlon. (Vinnie Santana)

       

      9. The 46 year old wonder.  Kiwi triathlon legend Cameron Brown placed 2nd in the inaugural Ironman Philippines last June. (Marvin Manalang)

       

      8. Lucy Charles (GBR) successfully defended her Challenge Championship in Samorin, Slovakia (Wagner Araujo).

       

      7. Ironman 70.3 was back in Sri Lanka after several years hiatus. The course included part of the historical port and town center. Despite the heat, several athletes posted a PB on that day, especially due to the fast and mostly flat bike course. (Vinnie Santana)

       

      6. Around 2400 triathletes competed in one of Asia’s biggest triathlon race, Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Malaysia. The big island of Langkawi was a glorious backdrop in one of Asia’s iconic triathlon events. (Marvin Manalang)

       

      5. Running in the skies – Fredrik Croneborg posted the fasted run split to take home his first title of Challenge Thailand in Kanchanaburi. (Vinnie Santana)

       

      4. Beautiful backdrop in one of the best triathlon races in Asia, Ironman 70.3 Bintan. Tim Reed (AUS) dominating on the hot but scenic run course. (Marvin Manalang)

       

      3. Canadian Lionel Sanders completed his two-peat in the 2018 Challenge The Championship in beautiful Samorin, Slovakia. (Wagner Araujo)

       

      2. Nick Baldwin was the first Ironman Champion from the country of Seychelles, winning in the first full Ironman event in the Philippines. (Marvin Manalang)

       

      1. A day for the history books – Patrick Lange breaks 8 hours and the course record at the 2018 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. (Vinnie Santana)

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