Tri United: Chicano humbles Huelgas | Inquirer Sports

Tri United: Chicano humbles Huelgas

By: - Reporter / @cedelfptINQ
/ 01:31 AM March 10, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — John Chicano stole the thunder from the heralded Nikko Huelgas as he ruled the elite division of the Tri United 1 triathlon Sunday in Subic Bay.

Chicano led all the way in humbling the fancied but weary Huelgas in the race that kicked off Unilab Active Health’s 2014 Tri United season.

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Chicano clocked two hours, one minute and 14 seconds in topping the 1.5-K swim, 40-K bike, 10K run event, while Huelgas checked in at 2:03:22.

Augusto Benedicto wound up third with a 2:03:49 clocking.

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Olympian Radka Vodickova of the Czech Republic captured the women’s Elite title in 2:08:40. Vodickova, who vied in the 2012 London Olympics, picked up P10,000 for the victory she fashioned out against a strong international field.

Filipino Monica Torres settled for second with a 2:15:57 clocking with Anna Stroh and Ma. Claire Ordona sharing third with identical times of 2:20:44. Fitness First topped the team event by clocking 26:01:05.

Other standard distance champions: Mervin Santiago and Claudia Tagle (18-24), Robinson Estevez and Chloe Ong (25-29), Jeremiah Isip and Jayline Balatibat (30-34), Edison Morales and Lezette Albarote (35-39), Rayzon Galdonez and Doray Ellis (40-44), Jojo Macalintal and Mariela Pow (45-49), Frank Lacson (50-54) and Thomas Kuhne (55-above).

Sprint distance winners: Jimuel Patillan and Vicky Deldio (16-17), Justin Danguilan and Margarita Lazo (18-29), Mark Hernandez and Maria Hizon (30-39), Julius Buen (40-49) and Nona Torres (female 40-above) and Enrico Ibana (50-above).

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TAGS: Augusto Benedicto, John Chicano, Monica Torres, Nikko Huelgas, Subic, Tri United, Triathlon
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