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Age Group All-Stars David, Andaya and Navarro Lead Winners at 2024 Clark Triathlon Classic

CLARK FREEPORT, Philippines – June 24, 2024 – With the canopy of centuries old Acacia trees in Fontana Resorts serving as the backdrop, the 2024 Clark Triathlon Classic concluded with a thrilling display of endurance and athleticism as triathletes battled through challenging and hilly terrain of Clark Freeport, Pampanga.  Age Group All-Stars Liam James David of TriClark-Volvo team, Nicole Andaya of The Usuals Tri team, and veteran Reynaldo Navarro of TriNics team emerged as the standout winners, leading an impressive field of triathletes from around the Philippines.

David combined his race-best swim of 12:32 and third-best run of 30:53 to win the age group all-star open with a finish time of 1:56:31.   The 20-year old David from Pampanga displayed strategic pacing across the swim, bike, and run segments, finishing with best overall time in the race.  Coach Ronald Molit of Team FITPH finished second, 1:57 behind David but beat all other age-group youngsters despite being the only age group open competitor in his 40s.  Molit registered the category-best bike split of 1:12:22.  Twenty-year old Euan Liwanag of TriClark-Volvo completed podium by finishing third in 1;58:34.   Justin Lu of The Usual placed 4th but was the best-runner of the race with a 7km split of 30:06.

Nicole Andaya dominated the whole women’s field as she registered all women’s best splits of 15:47 swim- 1:24:19 bike and 38:36 run to finish first overall women and champion in the women’s open category.   First-time triathlete Kristine Drueco finished second in the women’s open category by finishing in 2:25:39.   Age Group All-Stars Masters champion Reynaldo Navarro was the fastest cyclist of the race with a 40km time split of 1:10:03.   Fifty year-old Navarro bested Geron Guanlao and Hiroshi Takei who finished second and third respectively in the Masters category.

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“I am delighted with the success of the 5th Clark Triathlon Classic and this year’s event is the biggest ever with more than 400 athletes joining.   The age group competitions were intense, and the beginners of the sport were able to finish safely. This year’s Clark Triathlon Classic exceeded our expectations in every way. The age group competitions were intense, and the beginners of the sport were able to finish safely.   Gauging from feedback, everyone had a challenging but importantly had fun racing it.  The support from our partners and sponsors was instrumental in our success.  We look forward to an even bigger and better event next year.,” said Jumbo Tayag, Race Director for GoClark Sports and Events.

Age Group and Relay Categories winners: Trisha Aglibot (F18-24); Gaea Maranon (F25-29); Faith Garcia (F30-34); Kriska Sto. Domingo (F35-39); MaiMai Punzalan (F40-44); Eileen Bravante (F45+); Peter Jaynario (M18-24); John Buenviaje (M25-29); John Topia (M30-34); Don Velasco (M35-39); Allan Nicolas (M40-44); Edward Agdamag (M45-49); Romeo Padilla (M50-54); Bong Escol (M55-59) and Angelito Bolina (M60+).   Tri Low Card Team (all-male relay); Moxie Squad (all-female); and TriClark Juniors (mixed relay). Juan Miguel Tayag (Junior Elite)

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