Go for Gold throws support to triathlon
Kristina Villanueva (The Philippine Star) - April 24, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Go for Gold, supporter of national athletes in various sports, opens its doors for aspiring triathletes through a series of six races beginning Sunday.

Go for Gold partnered with SwimBikeRun.ph and Sunrise Events, Inc. to bring aquathlon, duathlon, triathlon and sprint races where competitors could gain points and get the chance to become part of its team.

The Go for Gold Sunrise Sprint in Naga, Cebu this Sunday kickstarts the selection series which will also feature the Go for Gold SBR PH Aquaman at the Vermosa Sports Hub on May 19, Go for Gold SBR PH Duaman in Nuvali on June 16, Go for Gold Sunrise Sprint in Davao on July 7, Go for Gold SBR PH Triman in Clark on July 28 and the Go for Gold Sunrise Sprint in Subic on Nov. 4.

“This came from our commitment to grow events in the Philippines which our athletes could join so they will have more opportunities to showcase their talent. Second, a lot were sending me messages on how they could join the Go for Gold team. That’s why we came up with this selection series,” said Jeremy Go, vice president for marketing of Powerball Marketing and Logistics Corp. during the presser at the Rudy Project store in Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City.

The top 10 male and female finishers will gain points depending on their ranking – 25 being the highest for the winner and a solitary point for the 10th placer – in each event.

The top male and female competitor who will accumulate the most points after joining any or all of the races will receive a professional contract worth up to P100,000 and equipment.

For SBR races, points will be given regardless of age group. Participants of the Sunrise Sprint, meanwhile, must be registered in the open category to gain points.

“We don’t have an age limit. We like to encourage everybody who has potential to join. Our national athletes are more than welcome to join, our junior athletes to be able to give them a chance and see if they can be part of our program,” said Go, who has the likes of Nikko Huelgas, John Chicano and Kim Remolino in their fold.

“What we really want to see are the unsung heroes, those that are not yet known. Hopefully, this will be chance for them to shine,” he added.

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