Published in Sun Star Newspaper on Nov. 23, 2012 Friday issue
by Iste S. Leopoldo, Staff Writer
Mike Limpag, Sports Editor
CEBU’s duathletes leave today for this Sunday’s 2012 Asian Duathlon Championships at the Subic Bay Freeport.
Those joining the event are Triathlon Association of the Philippines (Trap) Cebu developmental team members Fredrick Yuan and Justin Chiongbian, Luis Miguel “Iggy” and Ana Patricia Maximo and lone Cebuano adult participant Elmo Clarabal.
Iggy will be competing in the junior men’s elite category and will be up against foes from Japan, Korea and Taipei.
“I expect this race to be very tough with the presence of several foreign foes. Whatever the results will just be a bonus for me at this time. This will be my first time joining an international duathlon competition. Finish the race strong. No DNF.
I never expected to be included in the PHL Duathlon Team. I was never a runner in high school. I guess being a cyclist and a football player helped,” said Iggy.
Now a student of the Ateneo de Manila University and a member of the Philippine Junior Cycling Team, Iggy has been included in the Philippine Junior Duathlon training pool.
His sister, 13-year-old Ana Patricia of Sacred Heart School - Hijas de Jesus will race in the youth 13-15 category together with Justin Chiongbian.
Yuan will be competing in the 11-12 years old Supertrikids category.
Elmo Clarabal, who got second place in the Xterra Off-road triathlon in Liloan, will race in the 30-34 age group.