Penong’s 5150: Fast race looms

While Penong’s 5150 Davao will be Tagum City’s first crack at endurance racing hosting, the race course which conforms to international standards guarantees a fast, exciting race Sunday in Davao del Norte.

Bohol’s Jonathan Pagaura and Team Next Step Tri spearhead Bea Quiambao will set out as the triathletes to beat in the Olympic distance 1.5k swim, 40k bike, and 10k run race at The Wrec, Hijo Resort Davao.

Pagaura is out to top the 2:07:40 clocking posted by absentee Satar Salem of Lanao del Norte in the Sun Life 5150 Bohol where he placed second last July.

Quiambao seeks to improve on her time of 2:27:13 in pursuit of back-to-back 5150 crowns.

But the fancied bets will be in for a tough, demanding challenge with the rest of the 445 bidders of various skills and talents all primed in both the age-group categories and the overall championship.

“We are all excited and we have prepared an excellent racecourse and a safe race for everyone,” said Neville Manaois, race director.

The cutoff time for the entire race course is five hours and 30 minutes.

Other titles up for grabs in the event are the relay all-male and relay all-female and the relay mixed.

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