John Chicano and Raven Alcoseba became the best performing Filipinos as Japanese bets reigned supreme in the 2022 NTT ASTC Subic Bay International Triathlon at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone last Sunday.

Chicano clocked 1 hour, 51 minutes and 2 seconds to finish at 22nd place in the men’s division that was topped by Asia’s No. 3 and world No. 56 Ren Sato, who timed 1:43:11.

Chicano’s teammate John Remolino was at 23rd with 1:52:11, while IƱaki Lobres finished at 25th with 1:54:22.

Japan made a 1-2 finish with Ryoya Tamazaki settling behind Sato in 1:43:37. Australia’s Oscar Dart came in third with 1:43:48.

In the distaff side, Alcoseba finished 13th after timing 2:09:56 behind eventual champion and Youth Olympic games gold medalist Yuka Sato, who posted a winning time of 1:58:49.

Hong Kong’s Choi Yan Yin Hilda pocketed the silver in 2:00:37 while Slovakia’s Margareta Bicanova settled for bronze in 2:01:02.

The 1.5-kilometer swim, 40km bike and 10km run race serves as an exposure for national athletes bound to the 31st Southeast Asian Games slated in Hanoi, Vietnam next week.

Source: Manila Bulletin (