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Friday, April 29, 2016

Go run-bike-run in Power Man Duathlon Pilipinas (scheduled this Nov and Dec 2016)

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Powerman Duathlon Pilipinas will be on its 2nd year to search for the best of the best athlete runner and biker. This duathlon race is different from other races in the Philippines, I thought that its an easy or just a piece of cake to professional runners, but they told me that this is a tough race because it will require them to run-bike-run through out the race.

Powerman Duathlon Pilipinas aims to invite all runners to bike and bikers to run, its not an exclusive race that is limited to running or biking, because it’s a duathlon and they are required to do both. Powerman Duathlon is an international race event that originated in Switzerland, This 2016, the 2nd year of Powerman Duathlon Pilipinas is accredited as the Philippine affiliate of the International Powerman Association (IPA) and set to organize and hold the duathlon series this coming November and December.

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I learned from Raymund Magdaluyo, chairman of Powerman Duathlon Pilipinas, that they are looking for pinoy qualified athletes to be trained and sponsored and to compete in the world series of Powerman in Switzerland, if these athletes performed better for the Powerman Duathlon Pilipinas, they are a good candidate to represent our country to compete for other race series.

Raymund shared that they are looking for athletes that can run for 2 hours covering the 10km run, 60km bike, 10km run. OR can run a 10km race in just 30 min.

I know it’s a challenge but I think they are trying to beat a record and they are in search of a power man individual that can help win our country in a duathlon race series.

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On November 20, the Powerman Duathlon Pilipinas Asian Invitational consisting of a Powerman Short (5km run-30 km -5km run) will be held at SM Mall of Asia by the Bay.

On December 3 and 4, the Powerman Duathlon Pilipinas World Series will be held at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga. Aside from featuring a Powerman Short, events will also include the Powerman Classic (10 km run-60 km bike-10 km run), Powerkids (for kids ages 6-16) and Powerteens leg. The Poweman Duathlon series will be an important sporting event with around 3000 participants

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Powerman Duathlon aka the Run-Bike-Run race wants to promote the sport as an active lifestyle, the race is also open for kids who can run and also bike, and also for any individual that can run and also ride a bike, there are no limitation if you own a bike or want to borrow one.

One of the agenda is to promote that their duathlon is open for all. Kids can join the Powerman short kids and teens category and while for professional runners and bikers, they can join the Powerman classic.

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Power Training with Anytime Fitness

A primary purpose is to encourage more people of all ages and from all walks of life to live a healthier, more active lifestyle, and perhaps consider taking on the challenge of becoming a Powerman. The goal is to invite people to try alternative sports activities so that runners can also start biking, and bikers can likewise enjoy running.

But to help even the seasoned duathlon participants prepare for their events, Anytime Fitness has devised a Power Training program that will help boost stamina and improve athletic ability at the races.
Apart from the requisite physical training, the program will include Power Camps and Power Clinics. These are venues where guest coaches and other mentors will share their expertise to help participants improve techniques, or overcome other physical and mental barriers that may impede optimum performance.

Gael Le Bellec, Powerman Duathlon Pilipinas Ambassador and Powerman World Champion for 2014 &2015 will be one of the guest coaches.

Powerman Gives Bikes to the Batang Tri Grassroots ProgramPart of the proceeds of Powerman will go towards buying bicycles and other gear for the Batang Tri Grassroots program. This is a program that supports young individuals who do not have the financial means to enter the world of multi-sports. Starting out as an initiative of CEO and president of F&F International Events Group, Inc. and restaurateur Raymund Magdaluyo, Batang Tri is currently headed by Coach Jojo Macalintal, Coach Ivan Leopando and Coach Melvin Fausto, and is supported by Seafood Island.



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Visit www.powerman.ph to register. Or check out Powerman Duathlon Pilipinas on Facebook for more information and updates.

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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