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Duathlon spices up Xterra Off-Road Albay

Hundreds of duathletes gear up for a fierce showdown in their side of the battle as they share center stage with the elite pros in the Xterra Off-Road Triathlon set tomorrow in Albay, Legazpi City......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJun 15th, 2018

Couple sweeps Xterra Albay race titles

  LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – A couple from New Zealand completed a sweep of the Xterra Albay race titles here on Sunday, June 17. Sam Osborne and Samantha Kingsford – who have been competing in international races together – conquered one of the toughest off-road triathlon competitions in the country to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Weiss shoots for triathlon three-peat

Bradley Weiss sets out for a third straight triumph in the Xterra Off-Road Triathlon firing off Sunday in Albay. Though the South African ace stressed his readiness to take on his fellow Xterra ath.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Osborne, Kingsford dominate Xterra Albay

Sam Osborne and fiancée Samantha Kingsford of New Zealand turned the Xterra Off-Road Triathlon into a “personal” show as the sweethearts in real life ruled their respective sides in emphatic fashions in tough condition here yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Former New Zealand beauty queen competes in Xterra Albay

MANILA, Philippines – Former beauty queen Kristy Jennings of New Zealand joined the off-road triathlon  Xterra  Albay for the first time, under the professional category. Crowned as a beauty queen in 1999, she is now set to compete against professional and world title holders from 11 other countries, such as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Weiss targets 3-peat as Xterra Albay unfolds

Reigning Xterra world champion Bradley Weiss of South Africa braces for a tough challenge from an elite compact field on a demanding course in hot conditions as he launches his bid for a record Xterra Off-Road Triathlon three-peat today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Great course awaits XTERRA bidders

More than the majestic Mayon Volcano as finish line backdrop, the elite cast of pros and the entire field will be in for a tough outing when the XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon makes its grand return to Albay, Legazpi City this Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Great course awaits XTERRA Albay bidders

More than the majestic Mayon Volcano as finish line backdrop, the elite cast of pros and the entire field will be in for a tough outing when the XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon makes its grand return to Albay, Legazpi City on June 17. The mountain biking and trail running stages, for one, offer a new set [...] The post Great course awaits XTERRA Albay bidders appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Weiss seeks 3-peat in XTerra triathlon

Bradley Weiss braces for a tougher, rougher challenge from an elite international cast out to foil his record bid in the XTerra Off-Road Triathlon, which makes its grand return to Albay, Legazpi City on June 17......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

World champ seeks 3-peat in Xterra off-road triathlon

Reigning world champion Bradley Weiss of South Africa leads a crack field of pros and competitors testing their skills on a new, challenging race course set up in Legazpi City for XTERRA Off-road Triathlon’s return staging in Albay on June 17......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Retooled XTERRA returns to Albay

The 2018 XTERRA off-road triathlon will return bigger on June 17 in Legazpi City, Albay. The premier off-road triathlon consisting of 1.5km swim-28km mountain bike-8km trail run was originally set to be held last March but was postponed due to the threat of eruption of Mayon Volcano. Bradley Weiss, who posted back-to-back wins in 2015, [...] The post Retooled XTERRA returns to Albay appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

6 dead in Tabaco City road mishap

6 dead in Tabaco City road mishap Vox Bikol Tue, 03/07/2017 - 04:38 LEGAZPI CITY, March 5 (PNA) —- Six people died on the spot and three others were injured when the driver of a 22-wheeler truck lost control of the wheels and the vehicle collided with a motorcycle running on the opposite lane before smashing onto two houses alongside the national highway in Tabaco City, Albay, said a report that reached the headquarters here of the Police Regional Office (PRO5)-Bicol on Monday morning. Sr. Insp. Ma. Luisa Calubaquib, PRO5 spokesperson, said their investigation showed the driver of the motorcycle identified as Albert Barogo, 37, was decapitated and his upper torso was severed due to the impact of the accident that occurred at the national highway at the boundaries of Barangay Estancia in Malinao, Albay and Barangay Quinastillojan in Sabloyon Road, Tabaco City around 2:45 p.m. on Sunday. She said Barogo’s back-riders -- his wife Jasmin, 36 and son Clark Camiro, 2, -- all residents of Soa village, Malinao also died on the spot. Investigators said the truck was traversing the highway from Ligao City going to Tabaco City when the driver lost control of the steering wheel, took the opposite lane and collided with the motorcycle before hitting the two houses on the roadside. The truck driver and his two helpers also died on the spot after they were pinned down by their cargo of tons of steel sheets they were supposed to deliver to Tabaco City. Police identified the driver as Orlando B. Campo, 49, a resident of Naga City, Camarines Sur and the two truck helpers as Rommel M. Nantes, 27 and James L. Romero, both residents of Camalig, Albay. It took hours for the rescue team from the Bureau of Fire Protections of Tabaco City to retrieve the bodies of the truck helpers. The bodies of the six fatalities were brought to the Ziga Memorial District Hospital in Tabaco City around 6:10 p.m. Three members of a family living in one of two houses that were rammed by the truck were also injured and rushed to the same hospital. They were identified as Daniel Bonganay, 57, Jeffrey, 36 and Jazon, 28. Police said the family members suffered injuries in the head and body. Probers said their initial investigation showed the truck driver lost control of the steering wheel after the brakes of the trailer truck malfunctioned. (PNA) LAP/GVR/JH/CBD.....»»

Category: newsSource:  voxbikolRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

WATCH: How Ironman darling Mendez fell in love with PH

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Despite the numerous selfies and swooning from fans, elite triathlete Mauricio Mendez will never forget the first group of Filipinos who warmly welcomed him to the Philippines.  "The first time I came here, I went to Albay for XTERRA race, and I became close to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

PBA: Fonacier out indefinitely with a collapsed lung

NLEX's woes continue. Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas are out for the season for different reasons and now, the Road Warriors are set to miss Larry Fonacier for the rest of the 2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup. In a report by Rappler, Fonacier is confined in the hospital for a fractured rib and a collapsed lung. The veteran guard sustained the injury after getting hit mid-air by Ginebra's Jervy Cruz in an NLEX loss last June 9 in Legazpi City Albay. Head coach Yeng Guiao confirmed the development and Larry is not dealing with anything serious. His recovery however, will require a significant amount of time, forcing him to miss the rest of the mid-season conference. The Road Warriors are currently in 11th place with a 2-7 record.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 21st, 2018

PBA: Ginebra snaps skid

BARANGAY Ginebra relied on its solid endgame to turn back NLEX, 93-85 in the lone PBA Commissioner’s Cup road game at the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation in Legazpi City, Albay. The Gin Kings snapped their three-game losing skid and improved to a 2-5 win-loss record while dealing the Road Warriors….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

Eduard Folayang and his familiar path to glory

Eduard Folayang has been here before. Back in 2014, after racking up back-to-back wins in in a span of half a year, the Team Lakay star was slowly building a name for himself as a top-tier contender in ONE Championship’s lightweight division. A third straight win would have possibly put him in the title picture. And then, he ran into Russian Timofey Nastyukhin. A sequence that will forever be burned in the minds of Filipino MMA fans, Nasytukhin dropped Folayang with a well-timed flying knee to the jaw, and then finished it off with a crushing soccer kick, back when soccer kicks were allowed. While it wasn’t Folayang’s first stoppage loss, it was arguably his most violent to date. The Filipino MMA star lay motionless in front of a Filipino crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena. It took Folayang over a year before he made his return, a decision win over Tetsuya Yamada. That win would set Folayang on his path to the ONE Lightweight Word Championship, one of the most celebrated stories in MMA in the past couple of years. Roughly three years removed since his knockout loss to Nastyukhin at the Mall of Asia Arena, it would seem like a cruel repetition of history, as Folayang would once again find himself staring up at the MoA Arena lights in late 2017. Folayang, a single day away from celebrating his one-year anniversary of being a ONE world champion, saw his spot at the top of the lightweight division taken away with one, well-timed overhand right, courtesy of Martin Nguyen. Nguyen made history that night at the expense of Folayang, becoming ONE Championship’s first ever two-division world champion. For the Pinoy MMA hero, it was another setback, not unlike the many he’s faced through the course of his career.   The Road to Redemption No matter what other people said, those who knew him knew he’d be back, and one of those whose believe never wavered was that of ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, saying that this is just the start of Folayang's journey.  So finally, when it was announced that Folayang would indeed be coming back to the cage, it was a big deal. Immediately, it was clear that redemption was on the former champion’s mind. “Yun naman ang nagpapa-sarap sa isang life story, yung paano ka mag-rise after you fall, and it adds a lot of spices sa life if ganun ulit yung mangyayari, although syempre may different versions yung story ng bawat isa sa atin, and I’m still looking forward on my redemption in this upcoming fight.” Folayang said. Folayang’s return was set for May, in one of the most-stacked ONE cards of the year, and even with three world title bouts featuring the biggest ONE Championship stars also on the card, Filipino fight fans’ eyes were on Folayang’s highly-anticipated return.   Parallel Experiences With 25 professional bouts under his belt, Eduard Folayang isn’t new to the game, by any means. From fighting in front of small crowds to main eventing a packed Singapore Indoor Stadium for the world title, Folayang has seen it all and done it all, that’s why pre-fight jitters isn’t expected to be an issue for a fighter the caliber and experience of ‘The Landslide.’ And while it wasn’t so much as jitters, Folayang admits that he had a lot going through his head in the days leading up to his comeback fight. “Yung siguro sa akin lang, andaming pumapasok sa isipan ko, hindi mo maiiwasan yung mga ‘what ifs’ mga paano kung natalo ulit ako dito, ganun,” Folayang told ABS-CBN Sports. Having already been in this situation before, Folayang added that it was indeed a big help being able to look back at a parallel experience. “Oo naman, nakatulong, kasi looking back noong 2014, nung na-knockout din ako kay Timofey, tapos yung same feeling nung kakalabanin ko ulit nung 2016 si Tetsuya Yamada, andaming tumatakbo sa utak, mas lalo na since naging champion ako, syempre hindi mawawala yung expectations ng tao and andyan na yung mga bashers e, naka-ready na sila. So the best thing to do is dapat maging mentally strong and accurate sa pagpapatupad ng gameplan para manalo.” And implement a gameplan successfully, he did.   The Comeback Against an undefeated grappler in Russian Kharun Atlangeriev, Folayang was visibily patient and picked his shots while shrugging off takedown attempts to earn the unanimous decision win. “Yun yung isa sa mga nakita ko na parang naging cautious ako, siguro yung thinking na talagang parang masyadong worth yung game, as much as possible talaga, hindi mo na iniisip na maging fancy  yung fight, mas nananaig yung goal mo na manalo.” Folayang said of his performance against Atlangeriev. “Siguro yun yung isa sa mga pinaka-reason kung bakit medyo naging conservative yung approach ko sa fight, at saka napansin ko din, although gusto ko mag-all out, very passive yung kalaban eh, hindi mo alam kung ano yung iniisip niya, yun din yung isa sa mga naging reason.” Folayang went on record and gave himself a three out of five rating in his comeback fight. While ultimately he was happy with the result, the Baguio City native believes that he could have done way more, and that’s what he intends to do in the future. “Masaya, although sa akin I believe I can do much better, syempre ngayon comeback fight kasi kaya andyan palagi yung pressure, the more we learn a lot of lessons, the more na magiging maganda yung adjustment natin for the upcoming bouts na dadating.” Step one of the comeback was complete.   Second Shot at Glory And again, Eduard Folayang finds himself on the comeback trail. The 34-year old Team Lakay star has successfully bounced back from a loss, but arguably more important now is what lies ahead. With the win, Folayang is on his way, if not already back in the title picture, and if you ask him, he’ll be the first to tell you that he’s ready to get back what was once his. “Parang more na na-boost yung desire ulit para makabalik dun sa nawala sa atin, and hopefully this year, magkaroon ulit ng opportunity para maka-laban for the title.” Fueling the fire even more for Folayang is the fact that after seeing Nguyen’s last two bouts - a unanimous decision loss to ONE Bantamweight World champion Bibiano Fernandes and a split decision win over Christian Lee - he feels he can perform better if given a second go-around. “Especially after panoorin yung last two fights nung tumalo sa akin, parang nasasayangan ba. Feeling ko talaga, mas deserving na ako yung nakahawak, parang ganun yung pakiramdam ko.” Folayang shared. “Parang I could have done better kung hindi lang ako naging careless on one point, and kung na-oversee ko lang talaga na yung strength ko, dun ako papasukin.” While only time will tell whether or not Folayang does get a shot at the title again, whether a rematch or be it against someone else, the former champ is certain that he’s still in this, and he’s hungrier than ever for another taste of glory. “Malakas pa rin eh [yung hunger], it’s just a matter of paano natin alagaan yung career natin, yung health natin, iba kasi, yun din yung kagandahan ng mixed martial arts eh, the more na pumupunta yung age mo, the more na mas nagiging cautious ka, hindi na lang puro lakas yung ilalaban mo kundi parang nagiging wiser ka na din sa approach mo.” “I think yung hunger ko andun parin, I’m still hungry.” Folayang adds. When it’s all said and done, Folayang won’t be happy with just being at the top once and then crashing down after. For the Team Lakay star, there are still chapters to be written as he begins what is hopefully another run towards the pinnacle of the sport. “Yun naman yung gusto natin, hindi yung natapos na yung end ng chapter ng story natin, kundi may mga magaganda and exciting stories pa na maisusulat in that book.” After all, “multi-time world champion” Eduard Folayang has better ring to it, no? “Yun yung gusto natin, mas magandang pakinggan.” Eduard Folayang’s been here before, and if you’ve been paying attention, you know that this is just the start of great things to come......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

World champion banners tough Xterra Legazpi cast

World champion Bradley Weiss of South Africa will pursue a third Philippine title while the women's division, sans its defending champion, will be a wide-open contest as the premier off-road t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Bradley Weiss, Carina Wasle retain XTERRA Danao Asia Pacific Triathlon

  CEBU, Philippines - The heat did not stop XTERRA World champion Bradley Weiss of South Africa and Carina Wasle of Austria from retaining Sunday, April 22 their respective titles in the second edition of XTERRA Danao, an off-road triathlon series.  The organizing Sunrise Events ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Bradley Weiss, Carina Wasle eye Xterra Philippines repeat

South African Bradley Weiss and Carina Wasle of Austria gear up for a tougher, more grueling battle of endurance, power and wits as they try to make it two-in-row in the XTERRA Off Road Triathlon unfolding Sunday in Danao, Cebu......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Xterra triathlon in Danao

Danao, Cebu primes up for another grueling staging of what has long been considered as the toughest endurance event – the Xterra Off-Road Triathlon Asia-Pacific Championship, which fires off April 22. Xterra triathlon in Danao Danao, Cebu primes up for another grueling staging of what has long been considered as the toughest endurance event –… link: Xterra triathlon in Danao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

2 dead in Albay road mishap

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines — Two men died after their motorcycle collided with a truck in Polangui, Albay on Saturday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2018