Lead photo courtesy of Tigasin Triathlon
Triathletes are set to conquer Northern Cement Corporation and Trisports Solutions Inc.’s Tigasin Triathlon 2018 this May 12 and 13, 2018 at the Capitol Resort Hotel in Lingayen, Pangasinan.
Running on its fourth year, the event will test the endurance of over 500 athletes. This year’s race features different categories: 750-meters and 1.5-kilometer Open Water Swim, Sprint, and Standard Triathlon Distances. A total of P500,000 in cash prizes await the toughest triathletes of the race.
Set once again in the first-class municipality of Lingayen, athletes are sure to have first-hand experience of the “Heart, Soul, and Face” of Pangasinan. The route of the race is strategically coursed to feature the beauty and hospitality of the place. “I’m very excited to do the race. For my first impressions of Lingayen, the roads are really great, the open water, the sea is very calm and nice,” states Monica Torres, Elite Triathlete, Tigasin Triathlon 2017 Female Overall Winner.
Other than the captivating scenery of Lingayen, athletes likewise look forward to the warm cheers and friendliness of the people. Nikko Huelgas, SEA Games Gold Medalist and Tigasin Triathlon 2017 Male Overall Winner, shares his experience, “Grabe talagang ang sarap ng feeling na lumaban dito sa Pangasinan. Sobrang well-organized ‘yung event. ‘Yung mga locals lumabas para sumuporta. Sobrang nakaka-enganyo from the swim to bike to run. Sobrang pumapalakpak sila, sumisigaw, kaya ma-enganyo ka talaga mag push hard eh.”
Beauty queen and triathlete Alexandra Faith Garcia echoes Huelgas’ sentiments as she recounts her experience, “Sobrang saya ng Tigasin Tri kasi sa swim pa lang sobrang daming spectators during the bike and then during run. Lahat ng tao na madadaanan mo i-chi-cheer ka talaga and sobrang ganda din ng venue.
Tigasin 2018 is set to surpass its predecessors with the aid of the provincial government of Pangasinan, led by Gov. Amado “Pogi” Espino III. Competitors this year are to expect the implementation of international triathlon safety standards and International Triathlon Union (ITU) rules as this year’s race is sanctioned by the Triathlon Association of the Philippines (TRAP). TRAP is the national governing body for triathlon in the Philippines and is accredited by the ITU.
Tigasin Triathlon is brought to you by Northern Cement Corporation (NCC), “Hari ng Tigasin” makers of quality 100% Filipino made cement, and organized by Trisports Solutions Inc. It is also made possible by the following sponsors: Neptune Actives, the official distributor of Funky Trunks and Funkita, Clara International Skin and Body Centre, your skin’s best friend, Light’ N Up Marketing, 2XU, Anytime Fitness, Black Mamba, Pangil Beach Resort, Capitol Resort, El Puerto Marina, Purok Marcela, and our media partners: Multisport.ph, ABS-CBN Regional Network Group, Business Mirror, iOrbit News Online, GNN TV 44 Pampanga, RW 95.1, Flagship Newspaper, Sunstar Pampanga, and Health and Fitness.