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Challenge Philippines or South East Asia Championships? Learn more about the special SEA Elite category

Challenge Philippines is happening this Saturday the 21st in Subic Bay. The race is sold out with almost 800 participants in between world class pros to age groupers and relay teams, but the organizers went one step forward to promote the sport in the region and are offering a special prize purse to the top athletes of both South East Asia and Philippines.

This incentive comes in handy in a sport that is still developing in this region and has high costs with equipment and traveling to races, and while the overall prize purse of 25.000 Euros is a nice attractive, the local athletes are still a few years back in terms of performance. With a separate category they can earn enough to afford more international races and slowly raise their games to maybe one day we have an Asian athlete winning World Class races against the international pros. Congrats to the organizers of Challenge Philippines for this incentive and we hope to see more races offering this bonus.

 

SEA Elite
(Male and Female Categories)
Filipino Elite
(Male and Female Categories)
1st – 1,000 USD 1st – 1,000 USD
2nd – 500 USD 2nd – 500 USD
3rd – 250 USD 3rd – 250 USD

Meet some of the participants:

Benedicto August – Philippines: The defending Champion of the 2014 South East Asia category is back in Subic

 

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Jaray Jearanai – (Thailand): 1st Thai who qualified for Hawai Ironman World Championship in 2011 was also 2nd place Challenge Philippines this year as I was 2nd place at the South East Asia category Challenge Philippines 2014

 

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Slanon Chantaraj (aka Smart) – Thailand: As the 2014 Challenge Phuket Champion on his age group M29-29, Smart is a former swimmer who promise to be setting the pace early into the race

 

Felipe ‘Jong’ Sajulga – Philippines: The top Filipino at Ironman Langkawi and a full distance specialist is hoping to also be on the top of the half distance event

 

Monica Torres - Philippines: The 2014 Champion is back to defend her title
Monica Torres – Philippines: The 2014 Champion is back to defend her title

 

Lea Coline Langit - Philippines: Short Course Specialist was the first ever Filipina to take part at an ITU ITU World Championship Series event in Korea 2008
Lea Coline Langit – Philippines: Short Course Specialist was the first ever Filipina to take part at an ITU ITU World Championship Series event in Korea 2008
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