Rommel Dizon conquered the beginner’s category with an unofficial time of 30 minutes during the Saipan Unity Lions Club’s 5th Annual Bike Race held last Sunday at Banzai Cliff.
The 42-year-old The Water Company staff is an avid cyclist but it was his first time winning a bike race last Sunday and it was definitely a shock.
When asked how he felt, Dizon said he was tired and figuratively felt like he would pass out from the difficulty of the course but the win was worth it.
Dizon said in terms of preparation, he made sure to consume at least two eggs every morning for two weeks in addition to biking a few hours every day.
In an interview with Unity Lion’s Club president Alicia Barbo, about $2,300 was raised from the biking event.
“Every registration was $20. From the online registration, we had 104, but on the morning of the event, we had some last-minute registrants so basically, we had around 115,” she said.
Barbo said the event was an exciting one and the organization is grateful and glad to see that there were so many participants supporting them because the organization is all about giving back to the community.
Other winners of the Saipan Unity Lions Club’s 5th Annual Bike Race include:
• Below 40: first Manolo Manalo, second Jomer Enriquez, and third Reno Academia.
• 40-44: first Fred Remillo, second Josh Kenttenton, third Ernie Henzon
• 45-49: first Denis Bautisita, second Mario Jacob, third place Ricky Suba.
• 50-54: first Mark Isip, second Abel Villafuerte, third Romeo Villa.
• 55-59: first Noel Altamirano, second Roger Valencia, place Edgal Abalos.
• 60 and above: first Pax Guevarra, second Manny Sitchon, third Florence Antonio.
• Women’s road bike: first Jay Anne Felipe, second Lily Muldoon, third Kimiko McKagan.
• Women’s 40 and below: first Shawanna Brenfleck and second Kathy Ruszala.
• Women’s 40-44: first Ayano Bramton, second Yuki Rechucher, third Sheila Mabutas.
• Men’s mountain bike: first Butch Sublemente, second Hernand Cristobal, third Mike Hokage.
• Men’s mountain bike 40 below: first Ariel Moses, second Napoleon Solis, third placed was Rene Avila
• Men’s mountain bike 40-44: Ferdz Licayan was the sole biker.
• Men’s mountain bike 45-49: first Nelson Pagaduan, second Rosalio Quintos, third Nicolas Angelo.
• Men’s mountain bike 50-54: first Nestor Abing, second Jojo Valencia, third Ronald Villafria.
• Men’s mountain bike 55-59: first Norlo Jacosalem, second Feoro Derexes, third Romy Ampit.
• Men’s mountain bike 60 and above: first Ponce Corotam, second Bobay Aguilar, third Rey Tentia.