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Biag, Malolot top TRI-Factor Asian Series

May 29, 2018 Leave a comment
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Participants plunge into the Lago del Rey at the start of the TRI-Factor Asian Championship Series in CamSur.

 

Billy Biag flashed superb form and dominated the long distance triathlon while Mark Malolot held off Jade Albar in the standard distance as they shared top honors in the TRI-Factor Asian Championship Series at the Camsur Watersports Complex in Camarines Sur last May 26 and 27, 2018.

Biag clocked 3:19:04.4 to rule the grueling 1.5km swim-60km bike-15km run event, beating Renel Brecenio (3:27:05.9) by almost eight minutes while Anthony Llaguno III timed 3:50:30 to place third overall in the event, capping the two-day, novel triathlon event which featured a four-leg mass participation series composed of individual swim, bike and run events and a finale triathlon.

Malolot, on the other hand, ruled the 1.5km swim-40km bike-10km run in 2:27:31, foiling Albar, who clocked 2:31:09 while Ryan Laurino placed third overall in 2:38:43 followed by Edgar Cabalero (2:46:37) and Ricky Busran (2:51:59) in the event. Actor Gerald Anderson won in the 25-29 age-group (1:16:15) sprint division with Team Da Rossa and Ms. Earth Air 2016 Michelle Gomez.

Biag likewise top the 35-44 age-group with Breceno claiming the crown in the 25-34 category and Regina Rosquites topping the female side in the 25-34 section of the event which served as the third leg of this year’s Asian Series and hosted by CamSur where athletes also provided school supplies and slippers to over 200 indigent kids under the Race to Give program of Sanctband of One of A Kind Marketing, the marketing arm of Tri-factor in the Philippines.

“I’m looking forward to another cheerful event next year – the people, the place and CamSur are just amazing,” said Elvin Ting, co-founder of Tri-factor and manager director of organizing Orange Room Pte Ltd.

Sharing the spotlight are the top finishers in relay in the Open division of the long distance triathlon, led by Bolima Madler, Platilla Margarito and Lagyap Marino, who timed 3:02:32.7. Hezron Vasquez, Gil Peña Jr. and Dave de Vera placed second in 3:18:47.6 while the troika of Ruben Mariano, Inocencio Parza and Dennis Suz clocked 3:27:36.8 for third.

“When you’re focused on finishing the race, it is the most amazing feeling. Nothing else matters but to see yourself cross the finish line,” said Gov. Migs Villafuerte, who also graced the event with Rep. LRay Villafuerte with Elle Adda as host.

Malolot, meanwhile, also took the crown in the 16-24 age category with Laurino ruling the 25-34 division and Busran topping the 35-44 side of the event where the top winners gained berths in the TRI-Factor Series in Thailand plus overnight stay in Caramoan islands.

In the sprint distance (740m swim-20km bike-5km run), John Caleb Barlin took the overall crown with a 1:08.29 clocking, beating Louie Ibo and Roman Bonagua, who timed 1:12.52 and 1:14.46, respectively. They also took the top three places in the 16-24 age category.

Junior Oba topped the 30-44 division in 1:29.43 while Aldo Turiano took the 45-and-above crown in 1:33.40 while Faith Robertson (16-29) and Keigh Pascual (30-44) reigned in female side in 1:27.28 and 1:32.30, respectively.

TRI-Factor Asian Championship series celebrates their 10th year doing four-leg mass participatin series in a number of countries across Asia such as Malaysia, China, Indonesia and Thailand.

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Participants pose event hosts and organizers before the start of the inaugural TRI-Factor Asian Championship Series in CamSur.

The next TRI-Factor series will be in Thailand on June 17, 2018.

 

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06.17.17 | TNT Tropa Run Speed Appventure | Robinsons Place Antipolo

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It’s time to lace up and run with the whole tropa as TNT mounts the first ever Tropa Speed Appventure at Robinsons Place Antipolo on June 17, Saturday.

A race perfect for every tropa, the TNT Tropa Run Speed Appventure includes 3K, 5K, and 10K categories that feature fun obstacles inspired by today’s hottest tropa apps, such as Facebook, Instagram, Mobile Legends, Viber, and YouTube. The exciting race also features a Tropa Hub and surprise celebrities.

The race is open to all for a minimal fee, and you can join by registering online at tntph.com/pages/tropa-trip.

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Every TNT Tropa Run Speed Appventure participant gets a race kit inclusive of a TNT Tropa Run Speed Appventure race singlet, bib and guide.

The fun-filled race starts at 5:30 a.m. for the 10K category; 5:45 a.m. for the 5K category; and 6:00 a.m for the 3K category, and top race finishers will take home a brand new smartphone and other exciting prizes.

With the Tropa Run Speed Appventure, TNT celebrates its improved LTE coverage in Rizal, allowing subscribers to enjoy all their favorite apps powered by the new super speed TNT LTE SIM.

Register now and stay updated on TNT Tropa Run Speed Appventure and other exciting TNT promos and events by following TNT’s official accounts on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TNTph) and Instagram (@TNTph).

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05.06.17 | RUN FOR ASPINS 2017 | CAMP AGUINALDO, QC

April 4, 2017 Leave a comment

EVENT : RUN FOR ASPINS 2017
DATE : MAY 06, 2017
VENUE : CAMP AGUINALDO, QUEZON CITY
ASSEMBLY : 3AM

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It won’t be a dog-day-afternoon, when dog enthusiasts and owners alike bask in the splendor of summer at Camp Aguinaldo in the second edition of Run for Aspins on May 6, 2017.

While the race continues to raise awareness on responsible pethood and pet adoption from Philippine Animal Rescue Team (PART), a significant part of the event will focus on dogs’ “other” purpose in life. We know that aside from being great pets and companions, dogs can be trained to become formidable soldiers, especially in the area of security and surveillance, peace and order and even extreme military operations.
Some K9 Units of the AFP have started to adopt aspins (mixed or unknown breed) because they have been found to be easy to train and maintain, compared to some purebred canines. Therefore “aspins” is no longer just your average asong kalye, but can become purposeful military working dogs.

The AFP-GHQ (in Camp Aguinaldo), in cooperation with counterpart K9 Units within the armed forces, will be holding a K9 Mini-Olympics and Exhibition again within this year’s race. The K9 display of talent will show the general public how K9s are trained to be part of the country’s line of defense. In addition, this will also demonstrate solidarity within the ranks, towards the direction and mandate of an institutionalized ARMED FORCES.

As in the 1st edition, registrants can either run solo on 10K or 5M distances, or choose a 2KM or 600M distance if they want to participate with their dogs.

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To make the race even more exciting, the race shirt has been re-designed as a hoodie on top of the other race packet inclusions when you sign up for the race.

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Each registration contributes as much as 20% to the rescue projects of the PART and to the building of additional K9 facilities in different AFP Units. If we can be more generous, our beneficiary-partners will also be setting up donation boxes in the Race Expo. For inquiries, they will all be on hand on race day to lend support, understanding and information.

For more information, please visit us at the FB Page RundezvousInc/Events/RunforAspins2017.

Sponsors and Media Contact:
Zarina Segundo / 09165217400 / teamrundezvous@gmail.com / zarina.rdv@gmail.com.

04.23.17 | NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, EARTH DAY RUN 2017 | SM MALL OF ASIA

March 7, 2017 Leave a comment

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National Geographic celebrates 8 years of environmental advocacy with Earth Day Run 2017

April 23, 2017 marks another of raising the public’s consciousness about environmental issues and health and fitness for National Geographic, which celebrates its eighth straight year of holding Earth Day Run. Presented by the channel and its partners Cherifer Premium and World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Day Run 2017 aims to continue the tradition of being one of the biggest running events in the country, expecting scores of running enthusiasts and Eco Warriors to register and run for the environment. The event will be held not only in Manila but simultaneously in the cities of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Taichung, an initiative that was adopted last year and effectively spread the vision and advocacy of Earth Day Run across Asia.

At Earth Day Run 2017, National Geographic will be celebrating eight years of social awareness through fitness with special program features using the hashtag #8withEDR. With the hopes of mobilizing all the Eco Warriors of previous Earth Day Runs, this year’s event welcomes all previously registered participants with VIP treatment and special loyalty perks to be enjoyed on the day of the run. Participants from previous Earth Day Runs will be given priority placement in front of the starting line at the beginning of the race and can claim their loot bags and finisher shirt at a special express booth. They can also make use of a special warm-up and cool down tent before and after the race to condition themselves and recover in comfort.

This year’s new participants can also join in the celebrations for Earth Day Run’s eighth anniversary by visiting the 8 Years of EDR Gallery at the race village and learning about what the event has accomplished over the years, including the environmental and social initiatives it has benefited with the help of its registered runners. Visitors to the gallery will learn how their participation at Earth Day Run has made a significant impact on certain communities in the Philippines as well as how their actions as individuals can affect the environment.

Earth Day Run 2017 in Manila will be held at the SM Mall of Asia grounds, where participants can join 5K, 10K, 21K and 42K categories. The event encourages and welcomes all types of Eco Warriors to take part, from fun-runners of all ages to the serious marathon runners who regularly compete. This year, Earth Day Run will also be sporting new features for its runners. As a special treat, all race kits will come with LED shoelaces, serving as a badge of pride and as a safety precaution for Eco Warriors running at night or before sunrise. Prizes will also be given to costumed runners who showcase their creativity by coming in their best ensemble made from recycled materials. Finally, to make each Eco Warrior’s voice heard in this run for the Earth, advocacy banners will be hanging above the finish line so that each runner can grab them as they cross to make a shout-out for the environment, keep as a souvenir, and use for all their post-run selfies to amplify the message of acting now to save the environment.

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Last year, Earth Day Run participants ran to benefit such causes as saving the Irawaddy dolphins at the Malampaya Sound Research and Conservation Project in Palawan; giving the Earth Hour or “Gift of Life” village in Monreal, Masbate sustainable solutions that reduce carbon footprint; conservation of the Marine Protected Area and coral reef in Apo Reef in Occidental Mindoro; and beefing up reforestation efforts in the Ipo Watershed in Bulacan, which supplies Metro Manila with fresh water. Registered runners at Earth Day Run 2017 will not only experience a fun day of outdoor fitness by joining this year’s event, but will also be doing their part in contributing to National Geographic’s environmental efforts.

“Earth Day Run 2017 will be the biggest version of the race yet, with more expected participants from Manila and four other cities across Asia. We’re also excited to look back on our eight years of environmental advocacy and share and celebrate with our runners the positive change that they helped make possible through the years by joining Earth Day Run. We hope that Earth Day Run 2017 not only brings communities of running enthusiasts together for the common cause of saving the environment but also that it amplifies the important message of doing your own part today to help stop climate change and commit to sustainable solutions to save our beloved planet Earth,” said Charo Espedido, Director and Head of Content and Marketing at FOX Networks Group Philippines.

Interested runners of all ages can join National Geographic’s Earth Day Run 2017 by registering at natgeoearthdayrun.com and from March 1 to April 16, 2017.

 

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For more information and high-resolution images (media only), please contact:

Charo Espedido

Marketing and Programming Head

D: +632-8698746 local 103

charo.espedido@fox.com

About The National Geographic Channels International

National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) inspires viewers through its smart, innovative programming that questions what we know, how we view the world and what drives us forward. A business enterprise owned by National Geographic Ventures and FOX Entertainment Group, NGCI contributes to the National Geographic Society’s commitment to exploration, conservation and education through its six channels: National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Channel HD, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Wild HD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo Mundo.

Globally, National Geographic Channel (including NGC U.S., which is a joint venture of NGV and Fox Cable Networks Group) is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages.

For more information, please visit www.natgeotv.com

 

About FOX Networks Group

FOX Networks Group (FNG) is a primary operating unit of 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA). FNG consists of Fox Television Group, which includes Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television; Fox Cable Networks, which includes FX Networks; Fox Sports Media Group, and National Geographic Partners. Together these units create, program and distribute on a worldwide basis much of America’s most popular entertainment, sports and nonfiction programming.

UA ARCHITECH 3D PRINTED PERFORMANCE TRAINER & UA SLINGSHOT RUNNING FOOTWEAR TO PROVIDE PERSONAL MOTIVATION FOR ELITE SWIMMER

August 24, 2016 Leave a comment

Under Armour, the global leader in innovative performance footwear, apparel and equipment has taken footwear innovation to the next level. In March, the Brand introduced its first-ever 3D printed performance trainer, the UA Architech. The UA Architech is a 360-degree performance training shoe that features a functional 3D printed midsole and 3D ClutchFit auxetic upper design that creates a “super-hybrid” trainer. This performance trainer provides athletes with the ultimate stability and cushioning to take on the most intense workouts, and it’s travelling all the way to Rio on the feet of elite swimmer, Michael Phelps.

In addition to the state-of-the-art technology and custom color design, Michael’s footwear features a personal touch to provide an additional source of motivation as he heads into competition. His 3-month old son, Boomer’s footprint is printed on the insole of the shoe as a personal reminder that Boomer is with him every step and stroke of the way.

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The innovative 3D printed midsole of the UA Architech was combined with a flow-molded 3D ClutchFit auxetic upper to provide athletes with a shoe that not only gives a locked-in, supportive feel, but also flexes and moves with the foot to provide a zero distractions experience. Add in the Brand’s unparalleled Charged Cushioning underfoot for responsiveness and comfort, and a thin rubber outsole for traction and you have Under Armour’s most elite performance trainer.

A new color of the UA Architech will be available as a limited edition offering to consumers this August on UA.com. The shoe, which retails for $299.99, was the first 3D printed performance trainer available to consumers. The first color was available in March and sold out in under 20 minutes.

Under Armour also geared Michael up with a custom pair of the UA Speedform Slingshot Running shoes in a limited edition red, white and blue colorway that also feature Boomer’s footprint. This innovative running shoe delivers zero distractions with a seamless, zonal compression, 3D knit upper and Under Armour Charged Cushioning. The limited edition color way is available on UA.com.

 

 

About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland.

For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.uabiz.com.

About Triple Pte Ltd
Established in 2013, Triple Pte Ltd is a sports and lifestyle retailer which holds the exclusive distribution rights for the Under Armour brand across Southeast Asia. Triple launched the Under Armour operations in Singapore and Philippines in May 2014. It has to date expanded the Under Armour distribution network to cover seven Southeast Asian markets through a combination of 25 brand houses as well as shop in shop and multi-brand wholesale executions.

Be Humble and Stay Hungry.

UNLIMITED YOUTH: SISTER MADONNA BUDER

August 20, 2016 Leave a comment

The “Unlimited Youth” film is the latest installment in the Nike “Unlimited” Campaign, which includes the “Unlimited Courage” film, “Unlimited You” film, the company’s recent series of athlete shorts and more, with more to come through the month of August, hails both the everyday athletes and the champion athletes who regularly push their limits — and who are poised to prove their unlimited potential this summer and beyond.

“Unlimited Youth” celebrates an extraordinary athlete, Sister Madonna Buder, and her determination to defy conventional conceptions of age.

When Sister Madonna Buder needed a little extra oomph to complete her first IRONMAN® World Championship triathlon in Hawaii, she predictably channeled the divine. “I thought of the finish line as the entrance to the final finish line, into the Pearly Gates,” she recalls. “That’s what drew me to [it].”

Sister Buder completed that race in 1985, at the age 65. At 75, the American nun became the oldest woman to ever complete an IRONMAN triathlon. At 82, she set a world record as the oldest IRONMAN triathlon competitor. Today, at 86 years old, she has completed over 40 IRONMAN races, each comprising of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run. Her steely resolve has earned her the epithet the “Iron Nun.” Along the way she’s had some setbacks — missing a race finish by a matter of seconds, multiple broken bones, wetsuit issues — but, she proclaims, “The only failure is not to try, because your effort in itself is a success.”

Sister Buder’s introduction to sport came just seven years before her first race in Hawaii, when she attended a workshop on the Oregon Coast that was led by a priest who championed running as a way to harmonize the mind, body and soul. Sister Buder took this creed to the extreme, burning out on the sport before discovering the variety of the triathlon. “That was the salvation,” she declares. Her physical endurance she attributes to listening to her body and maintaining a positive mindset.

“You carry your attitude with you,” Sister Buder elaborates. “You either achieve or you self-destruct. If you think positively, you can even turn a negative into a positive.” Along with this spiritual guidance, she imparts simple, yet easily applicable performance advice to younger athletes: “One step at a time makes a marathon.”

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES DANCERS AND L.A. CLIPPERS MASCOT CHUCK THE CONDOR BRING FUN AND EXCITEMENT TO NBA 3X PHILIPPINES PRESENTED BY PANASONIC

August 20, 2016 Leave a comment

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If you want to feel how an NBA game atmosphere is like, head on out to NBA 3X Philippines 2016 presented by Panasonic at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall from August 19-21, 2016.

This year, watch the Minnesota Timberwolves Dancers—Ariel, Ashley, Courtney, Demi, Dua and McKenna—bring their high energy, fierce routines and spirited numbers on the dance floor. Beyond being eye-catching entertainers, they will show you that they are also certified athletes. L.A. Clippers mascot Chuck the Condor will also spread good vibes to the MOA audience by dancing, dunking and spreading the enthusiasm all around.

The Timberwolves Dancers and L.A. Clippers mascot Chuck will join Michael Carter-Williams of the Milwaukee Bucks and interact with basketball fans of all ages at the sixth consecutive staging of NBA 3X Philippines. The event will showcase authentic NBA entertainment, and will be highlighted by a 3-on-3 tournament featuring 200 men’s and women’s teams from all over the country.

The competitive 3-on-3 tournament includes divisions for boys (under-13, under-16, under-18, and open category), girls (under-16 and open category) and the invitation only Celebrity Division. The Celebrity Division in the 3-on-3 tournament will bring together well-known local screen and TV personalities who will bring their games to the court.

Free fan activities include shooting and passing stations; NBA 3X Halftime, and many more. Families and mallgoers can also watch performances by DJs, join fun activities at partner booths, and enjoy celebrity sightings.

The official partners of NBA 3X Philippines 2016 presented by Panasonic include CloudFone, Globe Telecom, Touch Mobile, and Sprite, with SM Mall of Asia and Spalding serving as Supporting Partners. Official NBA broadcasters for the event are ABS-CBN Sports and Action, Basketball TV, and NBA Premium TV.

For more information on NBA 3X Philippines 2016 and to register for the 3-on-3 tournament, log on to www.nba3x.com/philippines. Fans can also get event updates by following the NBA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nba_philippines and through Facebook at www.facebook.com/nba3xasia and www.facebook.com/philsnba. For all things NBA, visit www.nba.com.

About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League. The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2015-16 season featured 100 international players from 37 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA.com and the NBA app, which achieved record traffic during the 2014-15 season, as well as NBA TV. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than one billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation

Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation (PMPC), with factories located in Taytay, Rizal and in Sta. Rosa, Laguna is a manufacturer, importer, and distributor of electronic, electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical appliances, other types of machines, parts and components and related products bearing the brand name, “Panasonic” in the Philippines. PMPC primarily manufactures refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, and electric fans. The company has a wide base of sales, distribution, and service centers strategically located at key municipalities, cities, and provinces all over the Philippines. PMPC posted a sales performance of 8.7 billion pesos for the year ended March 31, 2016. For more information about the company, please visit PMPC’s website at http://www.panasonic.com/ph.

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Contacts
Jandric Lim, NBA Philippines, +63917 6216546, jlim@nba.com
Tessa Jazmines, NBA Philippines PR, +632-929-4726, tessa@larcandasset.com
Chino Galicia, Panasonic, +632-635-2260 loc. 6214, chino.galicia@ph.panasonic.com