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JR. NBA / JR. WNBA PHILIPPINES 2016 PRESENTED BY ALASKA

January 31, 2016 Leave a comment

The Jr. NBA / Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska returns to the Philippines for the ninth consecutive year from Jan 23-April 24.

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Jr. NBA / Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 kicked-off at Don Bosco Makati last January 23, 2016, where the coaches were presented to the young players. The clinics will be held nationwide with stops in Batangas, Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Catanduanes, Cavite, Dagupan, Davao, IloIlo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa.

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The Jr. NBA / Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska is compromised of four stages: skills clinics, Regional Selection Camps, a National Training Camp and an NBA experience trip.

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The young players were also treated with an exhibition by “Harry the Hawk”, the mascot from NBA team, Atlanta Hawks.

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             Harry the Hawk flying to the delight of the young players

Harry the Hawk

At the National Training Camp, an NBA and WNBA player or legend will be in attendance to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will then select and culminate 10 Jr. NBA and 5 Jr. WNBA All-Stars who will travel overseas to experience the NBA together with fellow All-Stars from Southeast Asia.

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Aside from the player camps and clinics, the search for the 2016 Jr. NBA Coach of the Year will begin on Jan 22 in Manila. It will be lead by Jr. NBA Head Coaches Craig Brown and Chris Summer along Alaska Power Camp Coach Jeff Cariaso.

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The Jr. NBA / Jr. WNBA program is free and open to boys and girls ages 10-14. Coaches and participants can now register online at www.jrnba.asia/philippines, where the program terms and conditions can be found.

Fans can also follow Jr. NBA on Facebook at www. facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines. For all things NBA, visit http://www.nba.com and follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/philsnba) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nba_philippines)

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05.15.16 | NRC Women’s Half Marathon MNL

January 30, 2016 Leave a comment

Be #BetterForIt Together in the first ever NikeWomen 21K in Manila

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NikeWomen empowers the modern Filipina athlete to take on her biggest challenge yet:
the NRC Women’s Half Marathon MNL 2016

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Manila, Philippines, January 29 2016 — NikeWomen Victory Tour comes to Philippines as the NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila on May 15, 2016.

After the success of Nike Women’s 10k in 2015, which was the biggest all-female 10km race in Manila with almost 9,000 runners last May, Nike invites Filipina runners to join the NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila, Nike’s first all-women half marathon in the country. Continuing the tradition and spirit of last year’s race, Filipina participants are invited to register with their best female buddy who is up for taking on bigger challenges and emerging #BetterForIt.

The NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila is part of the largest global women’s event series, the NikeWomen Victory Tour, which will see female athletes around the world challenge themselves and experience the power of the global fitness community through a series of one-of-a-kind running and training events.

Nike has prepared a series of training services for registered runners that include Nike+ Run Club sessions and Nike+ Training Club sessions. As a start point, runners can design their training using the Nike+ Running and Nike+ Training Club Apps that are available on both iOS and Android platforms.

“Nike challenges Filipina athletes in this year’s Nike Women’s Half Marathon Manila to run hand-in-hand with their best friend in a race that not only inspires but makes them better for it together. This year, we are raising the bar for runners for them to experience a bigger, more challenging, and far more fulfilling race,” says Patrick Reyes, Country Marketing Manager of Nike Philippines.

Women can register online for the NRC Women’s Half Marathon Manila 2016 at http://go.nike.com/0po61h . Registration will open on January 30, 2016 at 1:00 am, Manila time. Registration fee is PHP2,700 per pair payable via credit card or PayPal.

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Weiss targets XTERRA Albay repeat

January 16, 2016 Leave a comment
Bradley Weiss of South Aftrica  won the XteraaAlbay menspro championship held at Legazpi, Albay.

Bradley Weiss of South Aftrica won the XteraaAlbay menspro championship held at Legazpi, Albay.

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Defending champion Bradley Weiss seeks to dish out another explosive performance around majestic Mayon Volcano as he banners a stellar field in the XTERRA Albay 2016 on Feb. 7 in the Province of Albay.

Weiss struck gold last year when the prestigious off-road triathlon race had its maiden run in Albay with the South African ace determined to set another coronation for himself with the world’s most perfect cone as backdrop.

Out to foil Weiss’ bid are 2015 male pro third-placer Ben Allen of Australia, 2015 fourth placer Brodie Gardner also of Australia, Charlie Epperson of Guam, Joseph Miller of the Philippines and Michal Bucek of Slovakia, who are all returning to Albay.

The women’s pro crown, meanwhile, is up for grabs are 2015 winner Flora Duffy, the world titlist from Bermuda, has opted to skip this year’s event to concentrate on her campaign in the Rio Olympics.

Australians Jacqui Slack, the runner-up last year, and third placer Dimity Lee Duke head the contenders in the distaff side along with Mieko Carey of Guam, who placed fourth last time.

Pros Lizzie Orchard, Taylor Charlton, Cameron O’Neal, and Hsieh Chung Sing are making their debut in the 2016 edition of the event organized and produced by Sunrise Events, Inc. and backed by official venue partners Province of Albay, City of Legaspi, Municipality of Daraga, Bayan ng Sto. Domingo, Official Courier and Logistics Partner 2Go Express, Cetaphil, Columbia, Finisher Pix, Shotz Sports Nutrition, Timex, David’s Salon, Department of Tourism + Tourism and Promotions Board and media partner The Philippine Star.

The race tests the participants in challenging environs in courses around Mayon.

The 1.5K swim starts in the shores of Lidong in Mayon Rivera, where the water is calm and deep and the sands are black.

The 35K bike course features wide and open trails and provides breathtaking view of Mayon. It is a single loop point to point race passing through fire roads, grass roads, sands and rocky trails.

The 10K run follows the ATV route in Mayon passing through rocky and sandy areas, river bed, and grasslands with the finish line set at the famous Cagsawa Ruins.