Triathlon Articles (merged) (rev 1)
Pinoy triathletes win medals in Singapore (Oct 4)
From the Manila Times
Philippine Developmental Pool members Justin Liam Chiongbian and Vicky Deldio made waves for the country by winning bronze medals during the Cold Storage Singapore Triathlon held over the weekend.
The 14-year-old Chiongbian, who hails from Cebu and won honors in past local youth triathlon events, fought hard to finish at third place out of sixty-five competitors in the triathlon boys 13-15-years-old category (200 meter swim–10 kilometers bike–2km run) with a time of 28 minutes and 27 seconds. On the same category, teammate Sixto Lalanto of Cagayan de Oro squandered an early lead emerging from the swim and ended up finishing fifth place with a time of 29:07.
Vicky Deldio of Tri-Clark, aged 14, also proved her worth placing 3rd in the girls 13-15-years-old race which attracted thirty-five competitors representing ten nations. She clocked in a total 33:02, one minute behind the champion Zoe Natasha Bowden of Malaysia.
On the Boys 10-12-years-old race, 11-year-old Yuan Chiongbian (Justin’s brother) ended up at 4th place with 33:08 while on the distaff side Nina Francesca Villaba timed 39:20 for a sixth place finish.
Competing on foreign soil for the first time, the two Chiongbian brothers and Villaba are aspiring to qualify for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China. All 13-15 youth triathletes, who are active participants of the TRAP’s SuperTriKids series, are now gearing up for the 2012 Batang Pinoy triathlon event which will be hosted by Iloilo City on December 7 and 8.
Alistair Brownlee Wins Gold Olympic Games Triathlon 29 minute 10km run! (Aug 13)
This is the second Triathlon article I have provided a link too. Pinoyathletics is generally a Track and Field site but due to are growing numbers of Triathletes, Duathletes and Ultra Marathon runners we have decided to occasionally cover other sports aswell. Understandably the Triathlon finished a few days ago but we had quite a lot of coverage of the Athletics. It is now time to catch up with are back log.
I was told the other day in the gym that 25-year-old Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain had run 29 minutes and seven seconds for the 10km run a respectable performance in any country for an individual 10k, only catch was it wasnt a set of fresh legs! this is quite impressive after a 1500m run and 43km cycle. This puts Brownlee in the same super endurance category of Lance Armstrong almost. I remember overseeing on the television Brownlee just powering away from the rest of field taking the lead solo on the bike section of Triathlon.
Alistair Brownlee’s time of 29 minutes 7 seconds in the 10,000m of the triathlon
was just 97 seconds slower than Mo Farah’s gold-winning time in the 10,000m
Olympic final. Brownlee’s time was quicker than Mykola Labovskyy’s in the 10,000m final. The
Ukrainian finished last in 29.32.
His 10km run was so fast that he said afterwards he is considering entering the 10,000m track and field event at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.
It was a close finish with Alistair at 1:46.25, Gomez 1:46.36 and Jonathan 1:46.56
Rejected Australian Triathlete Chris McCormack wins fourth World Title (Aug 4)
They said he wasn’t good enough for the olympics, os triathlete Chris McCormack has gone out and won a fourth world title. Rejected by Australia for the London Games, McCormack won the world long-course title in Spain today, adding to his two Iron-man world titles and an Olympic fistance crown. The 39-year-old just returned to longer distance racing after this crack at making the Games. Despite being the top-placed Australian finisher in a number of races earmarked as selection indicators for the Olympics. McCormack failed to make the cut. Today he covered the testing 4km swim, 120km bike, 30km run, course in 5hr29 47 sec.
Deemed just not give enough by Australia Olympic Committee for the Olympic Games. McCormack emerges victorious with 4th world title.
His webpage is here