Pacific Island Championship, Ironman Philippines, and Xterra Maui!
About a week ago, I got some pretty good news. I tried to sign up for the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines last November, but learned that registration closed after only 4 hours. I was at least able to put myself on the waiting list, but then pretty much forgot about it. Fortunately, they just opened up 100 additional spots and my number was drawn. I had to register within two days, but it really only took about 10 minutes before I knew I was going. I’ve never done that race before, but from what I’ve heard its basically the biggest race of the year in the Philippines, so everyone comes out for it. There are about 2000+ participants, and thousands of spectators. Then, as luck would have it, I found another triathlon in the Philippines in Bicol for the following week called the Mount Mayon Triathlon.
Also on the horizon is the Pacific Islands Triathlon Championship which will be held in Guam this year on June 22, 2014. I’ll be heading over with the CNMI team to compete against teams from Fiji, Guam, Papua New Guinea, and the Federated States of Micronesia. In addition to the triathlon, they also have a time trial event and road bike race, but I’m planning to just focus on the triathlon.
Finally, I’ll be heading back to Maui at the end of October for the Xterra World Championship again. This year, we’ll have at least 5 people representing the CNMI, so it should be a great time.
If you’ll be at any of those races and want to connect up for pre-race rides, etc., drop me an email.