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Betten eyes three-peat

SUBIC – Australian Sam Betten braces for a tough challenge from fierce rivals, led by compatriot Mitch Robins, as he guns for a three-peat in the Regent 5150 Triathlon that blasts off here today (Sunday, June 4).

Betten won his second straight crown a year ago by nearly 15 minutes over Robins but the latter is raring to get back at him after getting stymied by flat tires and settling for silver last time.

The 6-foot-4 champ is also on the lookout for American Iain Alexandridis, fellow Aussie Taylor Charlton, South African Johan Stofberg and Phl-based Aussie Dan Brown in the chase for top honors in the 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run race produced and organized by Sunrise Events Inc and sponsored by Regent Foods.

Backers of the event are Dept. of Tourism Region 3 and Tourism Promotions Board as presentors, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority as host venue and Acea Subic Bay as host hotel, along with 2GO Express, Powerade and Wilkins Pure, TYR, Hoka One, Active Network, Philippine Star, Trilife, AsiaTRI.com, Finisher Pix, HyperHD on Cignal, AlcoPlus, Autohub, Cetaphil, Daylong, Devant, Omega, PLDT Subictel, Sanicare, Storck, Garmin, Alaska, David’s Salon, GU, Intercare, Pioneer Insurance and Sante Barley, the Lighthouse Marina Hotel, Court Meridian, Subic International Hotel and Active Network.

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