Over 100 sign up for Tagaman Triathlon

Two triathlete negotiate an uphill road during the bike course of last year’s Tagaman Traithlon. (Contributed Photo)

More than 100 have registered for the 30th Tagaman Triathlon that will hit the road on March 30.

The two-kilometer swim, 60K bike, and 15K race that will start and end at the Minatchom Atdao Pavilion has drawn 98 individual participants and four teams and the numbers are expected to grow with still more than two months before the competition kicks off. The figures are only from online registration, while the organizing Triathlon Association of the CNMI have also received signup forms and inquiries from local athletes.

The men’s solo race has lured the most participants so far with 68. The list includes pros Soo Hwan Chun of South Korea, Jin Gu Ha of China, Vasco Van De Flier of Hong Kong, and Yu Shinozaki of Japan. A total of 30 individuals signed up in the 45 to 49 and 50 to 54 age groups and a lot of them are from Japan and Korea.

In the women’s pro division, Guam national team member Laura Nedeau made the early bird list, along with Hong Kong’s Chau Yu Ng. More than 20 women are entered in this year’s Tagaman, which will award medals and T-shirt to those who will complete the challenging course. Winners in the various age groups will also get medals and other prizes, while cash prizes will go to the victors in the pro category.

Registration is on going with fees of $150 for individuals and $240 for team. Signup is only until March 27.

Roselyn Monroyo | Reporter
Roselyn Monroyo is the sports reporter of Saipan Tribune. She has been covering sports competitions for more than two decades. She is a basketball fan and learned to write baseball and football stories when she came to Saipan in 2005.

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