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Aboitiz triathlon slated Sept. 3

The Aboitiz TRI2016 will be held on Sept. 3 at the Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club, Hamilo Coast, Nasugbu, Batangas.​

For the third year in a row, the event will draw out the toughest among triathletes, delivering a challenging Olympic-distance triathlon ​set ​against the scenic Batangas coast.

Hosted by Aboitiz Equity Ventures​ and organized by Bike King, the event’s afternoon gun start has made it popular with triathletes who are also looking for a day trip or an accessible “racecation” weekend with family and friends.

Aboitiz TRI2016 ​is set to start at 2 p.m. on​ Pico Beach with a 1.5​-​kilometer swim in the​ crystal blue​ waters of Pico de Loro cove.​ It is followed by the ​challenging ​40-k​ilo​m​eter​ bike leg, as cyclists make their way from Transition 1​,​ up a steep hill to the highest point of the cove before doing three loops along​​ Nasugbu-Ternate Highway and ending the route at Hamilo Coast marina. ​From here, the 10-kilometer run course ​will take athletes up rolling hills, a steep descent to the main resort area, ​and a flat three loops around the lagoon before heading to the finish line.

In the evening, the awarding ceremony ​and dinner​ will take place followed by​ a post-race party​.

​Specially designed trophies​ will be awarded to all top 3 male​ and female category winners, team winners,​ ​and relay winners​.​​

​Aboitiz TRI2016 ​forms part of Aboitiz Group’s BetterWorld sustainability efforts​, focused on encouraging team members and stakeholders to pursue a health​y​ and sustainable lifestyle.

The event is supported by AboitizPower, UnionBank​,​ and WeatherPhilippines together with Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club, Orbea, Nuun, TIMEX, Sante Barley, ​and ​Standard Insurance​. Media partners​ are​ The Philippine Star, SPIN.ph, RaceDay​,​ and Endurance Sports.

Deadline for registration is July 31. For more information, visit www.bikekingphilippines.com