7th Saipan Aquathlon & 10K Run tomorrow

Posted on Feb 25 2022

Shuji Kuroda, seen here in a file photo, topped the men’s aquathlon of last year’s 6th Saipan Aquathlon & 10K Pathway Run. (MARK RABAGO)

Triathlon Association of the CNMI will be hosting the 7th Saipan Aquathlon & 10K Pathway Run tomorrow starting from the Kilili Pavilion in Oleai.

The race is part of the Road to Tagaman Race Series with the aquathlon consisting of a 2.5-kilometer run from the Kilili Pavilion to across Chars Store and back, a 1-km swim twice around the buoys, and capped by another 2.5-km run on the same route. The 10-km run will be from the same starting point as the aquathlon going north toward the turnaround at the Garapan Basketball Court across Bank of Guam.

TRAC secretary general Rickey Castro said they’re expecting around 50 participants for both events. Top 3 finishers for both the aquathlon and 10-km run will be awarded medals.

Registration fee is $20 and includes an event T-shirt. Late registration on race day itself is $30. To register, point your browsers to https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=264430&fbclid=IwAR2bjyJA3s9cRuWUuI6NfzNVhMesPLwO8RrbyktVFrAmij3ERMVHL_UHIuc and for more information, email swimbikerun.saipan@gmail.com.

The 7th Saipan Aquathlon & 10K Pathway Run is sponsored by IT&E and the Tan Siu Lin Foundation.

Last year, Shuji Kuroda topped the men’s aquathlon with a time of 56:19. He was followed by Isaiah Aleksenko in 57:22 with Whitney Altizer completing the Top 3 in 1:00:37. On the women’s race, Kaithlyn Chavez was first in 1:07:53 with Denise Myers and Kerri Bauer finishing second and third with times of 1:03:31 and 1:09:44, respectively.

In the 10-km run, Abel Tomas was the first to cross the finish line in 45:01, followed by Edward Dela Cruz Jr. (46:00) and Daniel Stutzman (52:41). The women were paced by Akiko Miller (50:12) with Katarina Obsivanova (55:54) and Lydia Tan (58:57) competing the Top 3.

Mark Rabago | Associate Editor
Mark Rabago is the Associate Editor of Saipan Tribune. Contact him at Mark_Rabago@saipantribune.com
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