Seventy-two female triathletes will compete in the Olympic-style Sun Life 5150 Triathlon unwrapping on July 10 in Bohol.

There are nine age-group categories in the women’s side of the 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-km bike and 10-km run competition including the Sprint distance races to be held at the triathlon hub at Bellevue Resort on Panglao Island.

Twelve are competing in the relay all-female and 10 more in the relay mixed. Meanwhile, 26 others including beginners wanting to immerse themselves into the sport are on the roster of the Sunrise Sprint.

Siblings Edna and Erna Agoo, along with Camille Arce, Patricia Belido, Janina Garcia and Isabel Piccio headline the field in the 30-34 age division while Ilyn Andale, Joy Fernandez, Celeste Laquian, Angela Sangel and Megan Yu lead the 35-39 cast in the event.

Minimum health protocols will also be enforced, according to the organizing The IRONMAN Group/Sunrise Events, Inc.

There are five foreign entries namely United Kingdom’s Emily Miller (30-34) and Jo Cudmore (55-59), Japanese Kaoiri Dezaki (35-39) and Mayu Kohno (45-49) and Malaysia’s Noraziah Abd Manaf (40-44) to spice up the race.

Bannering the 25-29 side are Anne Relova, Jessica Resch, Jam Gonzalez and Khimberly Paguibot while Jackie Reazon, Ma. Elena Santos, Diana Gellane and Jessiel Leonidas lead the chase in the 40-44 category of the event put up by Sun Life.

Other age divisions including 15-19, 20-24, 45-49, 50-54 and 55-59.

Also on tap are the centerpiece men’s individual and relay and mixed relay competitions. Celest Flores-Colina


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