After conquering the at Subic and Bataan, Challenge Philippines is back; bigger and more exciting challenges awaits at Challenge CamSur. A few months ago 729 athletes from 38 countries world-wide participated in Challenge Philippines. Triathletes from different walks of life, including two crowned prince of Bahrain, celebrities, and professionals.
There were 25 professional triathletes who participated in the event including Australia’s Michael Murphy and other current world champions.
Challenge Camsur which is to be set on June 14, 2015 has already attracted a lot of participants world-wide because of the success of the last race events. The people of CamSur are known to be fan of sporting events, and the government is in full support of sports and tourism. The province of CamSur is also excited to host the event. They have hosted a lot of international competitions including wake boarding.
“We are honored to welcome Challenge CamSur as part of the Challenge Philippine’s Family of races. Camsur has a rich tradition and legacy in the sport of Philippine triathlons… With the passion and warmth always evident from the people of Camarines Sur supporting our athletes, it’s just amazing,” said David Voth, CEO of Leverage Sports Asia and Chairman of Challenge Philippines Race.
“In celebration of a new Challenge race in CamSur and a new title sponsorship from Yellow Cab Pizza, plus it’s the 30th Anniversary of the birthplace of Challenge Family Triathlons in Roth, Germany, we will roll back Challenge Philippine’s race entry prices to US$190,” Voth said.
“The Challenge Philippines Brand and Yellow Cab share a certain status in the market. Only a few can be a triathlete, but a lot of people are aspiring to be one. Similar to Yellow Cab, customers sees the brand as aspirational, a brand that you want to be associated with,” said Roy Quejada, chief operating officer of Yellow Cab Co.
“We in the province of CamSur are proud to be part of the Challenge Family Global Series and we are looking forward to host the CamSur Challenge triathlon next year as a banner event of Challenge Philippines,” CamSur Gov. Miguel Luis Villafuerte said. “Being the host of the first major international triathlon event sanctioned by the World Triathlon Corporation in the country in 2009, and this was for three consecutive years until 2011, our contribution to the growth of triathlon in the Philippines is substantive. This has established for us a solid international reputation in terms of hosting world-class triathlon events.”
Villafuerte pointed out that Camsur holds a unique draw when it comes to hosting such international sporting events.
“There is strong government support and we are able to offer a complete and integrated package… To add to all these is the enthusiasm and involvement of the local residents who go out as early as 4 a.m. and line the race routes to cheer for the competitors,” Villfuerte said.
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