Yee Shatters Records at the 2024 Clark Duathlon Classic

Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines — Overcast skies and a pleasant host venue in Filinvest-Mimosa+ in Clark greeted nearly 500 duathletes as Cebu-based duathlete Franklin Yee won the 2024 Clark Duathlon Classic in record-breaking style, finishing the standard distance category in 1:54:14.

In the 5 year history of the Clark Duathlon Classic, Clark’s flagship duathlon event, Yee’s performance Sunday was the only to go into the sub-2 hours in the standard distance category.

In a grand display of strength and speed, Yee won over the past two Titan 77.7 Philippines champions Jarwyn Banatao and Lowegene Aliligay in a wire-to-wire dominating win.  Yee registered all the fastest splits of the standard distance duathlon of 10km run, 40km bike and 5km run.

Yee dropped the elite pack in the first 2 kilometres, with Aliligay the last to keep pace at Yee’s blistering 3:18 minutes/km speed.  Yee finished the first 10km run in 32:54.   Yee’s rail-thin frame disguised his power off the bike as he also posted the race-best 40km split of 1:02:25.

All-Stars Tayag and Stawicki at the run course

“The early morning and late-night workouts are all worth it when you cross the finish line and achieve the time you’ve been training for years to achieve. It was a surreal moment for me and hoping that there would be many more days like this,’’ said Yee, who also won the Cebu Duathlon two weeks back.

Belleza is the winner of the AG All-Stars Men's Oen division

In the age group all-stars category, Randle Belleza of Royal MNL took home the win the men’s open division while Coach Abe Tayag and Rhia Stawicki grabbed the top spots in the Men’s Masters and Women’s open divisions respectively.

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In the competition for the Duathlon Team of the Year, Royal MNL took the full 20 points by winning over TriClark-Volvo in a total cumulative time of 8:34:51.  Completing podium is Isabela Tri Club.

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