Barley Tri Team rules Unilab Tri United triathlon

The Philippine Star

Posted at Mar 11 2013 09:16 PM | Updated as of Mar 12 2013 05:16 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Sante Barley Tri Team clocked 26 hours, 36 minutes, 11 seconds as it emerged inaugural champion in the Unilab Active Health Tri United 1 series that kicked off at the Subic Bay Freeport yesterday.

Counting for the team were Mervin Rencel Santiago, Robinson Esteves, Jojo Macalintal, Jason Paul Gaviola, Junrox Roque, Lylian Grace Banzon, Julla Timan, John Patrick Rivera, Robert Jonah Rivera and Jesus Joey Marcelo.

Checking in second less than 11 minutes behind was PLDT Bike King (26:47:27) with Fitness First at third (27:11:53).

National team members John Chicano and Kim Mangrobang won the elite men and women of the standard distance. Chicano covered the 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K grind in 2:02:02 and Mangrobang 2:20:37.

“With the heart-warming turnout, we are happy to have provided our triathletes an avenue for their tune-up in the run-up to the Asian Triathlon Championship next month,” said Lester Castilo, Unilab Active Health executive.

Complete results are posted in

Action in the Tri United 1 swings to Laiya, San Juan, Batangas on July 7.