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Tyce Mister leads IT&E Road to Tagaman Triathlon

IN preparation for the upcoming 30th Tagaman next Saturday, the IT&E Road to Tagaman Triathlon was held last Saturday with Tyce Mister claiming the solo run for the overall and men’s title finishing with a time of 01:49:55 held at the Kilili Pavilion.

The rest started at the beach where a total of 19 racers swam the 1km distance at kilili beach around the tank and back. Mister was the fourth to finish that race but that did not stop the solo runner from pushing forward as he quickly made his way to the bike transition.

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Tyce Mister, first place overall winner, takes a breath as he crosses the end of the swimming section of the IT&E Road to Tagaman Triathlon held last Saturday at the Kilili Pavilion.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.
Team Aphi poses after taking first place in the IT&E Road to Tagaman Traithlon Relay event held last Saturday at the Kilili Pavilion.  Contributed photo

The bike course was 35km long starting from the Kilili Pavilion to the airport and then to Hyatt for the turnaround point and back to the Kilili Pavilion parking lot.

The races then proceeded to the pathway for the 5km run and made their way back. Despite Mister not crossing the swimming portion first, he maintained speed and efficiency outhustling the race of the competition to make it to the finish line not only claiming the men’s title but the overall title as well with a completion time of 01:49:55.

Lily Muldoon came in just a minute behind Mister to claim the women’s first place title with a finish time of 01:51:06 while Heather Taylor followed over two minutes after to sit at third place with a time of 01:52:32. Ayano Braxton settled for fourth place with a time of 01:56:16 with Nap Dizon right behind timed at 01:56:17, Mark Isip with 01:56:43, Travis Speath (02:00:47), Floro Derexes (02:03:18), Shawna Brennfleck (02:04:52) and Milan Rabold (02:06:23).

A triathlon relay was also in play with team APHI taking the title of male/female and overall.

The last minute team was made of random participants that just wanted to join but did not fail to impress as young swimmer Jinie Thompson was the second to cross the finish line of the swimming section giving the rest of her team the head start leading to the first place finish with a time of 01:45:22 beating 12 other teams.

TRAC came in at second place with a time of 01:51:31 followed by Mahonogues clocking in at 01:58:45, Brabu Pharmacy fourth place with a time of 02:00:12 and Team Hyatt completing the top five list with 02:01:27.