Lanao del Norte’s Satar Salem and Bea Quiambao pocketed the biggest titles in the Sun Life 5150 triathlon even as Andrew Remolino and Raven Alcoseba split the Go for Gold Sunrise Sprint honors on Sunday in Panglao.
Salem took charge early in the closing 10-kilometer run, erasing a deficit to South African Waldo van der Nest in the 1.5-km swim and 40-km bike legs to win in two hours, seven minutes and 40 seconds for the men’s title.
Quiambao posted a 2:27:13 clocking to beat Moira Erediano and Karen Manayon, who timed 2:36:45 and 2:39:25, respectively. Quiambao also topped the 20-24 age category while Erediano clinched the 15-19 title.
The victory likewise gave the 26-year-old Salem all the momentum he needs for next month’s Ironman 70.3 in Cebu.
Van der Nest lost steam in the run stage and tumbled out of the Top 10 overall. He also settled for third with 2:20:13 clocking in his age category (30-34) topped by Jorry Ycong of Omega Tri Team, who timed 2:14:05.Remolino won by a second over Matthew Hermosa in the Sunrise Sprint, a 750-meter swim, 20-km bike and a 5-km run in 1:05:06.
Alcoseba dominated the women’s event, clocking 1:13:28 to beat Nicole del Rosario (1:19:56). Alcoseba also went to bag the 20-24 age group title.
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