17 May 2019
Ramos, Ganzon top Clark Global City Duathlon 2019
Joshua Ramos of DEROSA-CORSA and former national standout Alexandra Ganzon emerged as the fastest male and female finishers, respectively, in the Clark Global City Duathlon 2019 co-presented by Smart at Clark Global City, Pampanga on Sunday.
Ramos ruled the male 18-24 age-group six-kilometer run — 60km bike — 4km long distance race with a time record of two hours, 27 minutes and 16 seconds. Former national duathlon champion Alexandra Ganzon, competing in the female 30-34 age group category crossed the finish barely two minutes after Ramos, 2:29:14. Hot on Ganzon’s heels was her male 30-34 counterpart, Oscar Miguel Mapalo of 2Wheel Nation Cycling club in 2:30:00. Mapalo’s fellow age grouper Luigi Victor Robles of FIT.PH, rounded out the Top 3 fastest males with a time of 2:31:39.
Joining Ganzon in the roster of overall fastest females in the event supported by Clark Global City, Udenna Group, NLEX-SCTEX Metro Pacific Tollways, Standard Insurance, Garmin, Pocari Sweat, Sip Purified Water, and Royce Hotel and Casino were triathletes Bernadette Tan who emerged second fastest female and first placer in the 45-49 age group with 2:51:15, and female 50-above champion Celma Hitalia with 2:57:25.
“We’re happy with the turnout of this race and considering the feedback from the participants, we’d be happy to support another edition next year if one gets planned,” said NLEX Sports coach Allan Gregorio. Gregorio and Wilfredo Placino, vice-chairman and president of Global Gateway Development Corporation, handed the prizes to the winners in the post-race ceremony.
Other long-distance champions of the race which kicked off on the grounds of Clark Global City before making its way through the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway then back to CGC were Louie Cupino and Kathrina Lagunsad (25-29 age group), Bryan Lucas and Patricia Margaret Serios (35-39), Juayn Baugbog and Laarni De Guzman (40-44), Edward Luna (male 45-49), Emmanie Mondero (male 50-54), Jelle Beekma (55-59), and Demosthenes Ydia (60-above).
The Sprint Distance 3km run — 30km bike — 3km run, was ruled by Erika Nicole Burgos and ElizVon Quintella (15-19), Celma Marie Constantino and Jan Dennis Borbolla (20-29), Ma. Lourdes Cabero and Melchor Ortiguerra (30-39), Grace Zamora and Danny Dexter Beltran (40-49), Trixie Halaguena (50-above), Ruben Ercilla (50-59) and Larry Ronquillo (60-above). Actress Kim Chiu, a duathlon enthusiast, further honed her multisport experience in the sprint distance to place 4th among her fellow competitors in the 20-29 age group.
3D2GO emerged as the all-male relay champion while Team Godspeed Multisports topped the mixed relay. Sydney’s Clan was the lone winner in the all-female relay.
On its second year, the Clark Global City Duathlon 2019 attracted over 400 participants. For details, visit www.bikekingphilippines.com.
The Manila Times (15 May 2019). Ramos, Ganzon top Clark Global City Duathlon 2019 Retrieved from https://www.manilatimes.net/ramos-ganzon-top-clark-global-city-duathlon-2019/554740/