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Iloilo duathlon race

The City of Iloilo is all set to welcome hundreds of multi-sport athletes, runners and cyclists from around the nation as it hosts the Philippine Duathlon Championships 2016: Race for the Iloilo River on September 17.

Headed by Iloilo Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, the city has agreed to cooperate with the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP) on jointly organizing the prestigious run-bike-run event which in turn will emphasize efforts on cleaning and redeveloping the Iloilo River for future generations.

Supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, the event will be composed of Standard Distance (10 km run – 40 km bike – 5 km run) and Sprint Distance (5 Km run – 20 km bike – 2.5 km run) courses and the start/finish line will be located at the promenade of the Iloilo River which will give both participants and spectators a clear view of the river.

Iloilo City Vice Mayor Jose Espinosa assured participants of different age groups that while the race will be competitive, the local atmosphere will still be friendly due to the warm welcome Iloilo residents are known for.