The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte and the Transition Production teamed-up to continue the 2nd Leg of the three leg series of LANORTEMAN 2017. The 1st leg happened last May 20 & 21 of this year, where hundreds of triathletes from the country geared-up to face the challenging course to test their endurance and stamina.
Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo welcomed all participants who came to the Land of Beauty and Bounty to experience not only the race course but as well see and observe how united the people are and how peaceful the Province of Lanao del Norte is. “Thank you very much for answering our invitation to join the 2nd Leg of LANORTEMAN Triathlon Series 2017. Since Congressman Khalid started this sporting event up to this very moment, we have taken necessary steps to make every leg a success. Thanks to the coordination, collaboration and cooperation of all organizations involve. The local government units of the municipalities of Kolambugan, Maigo and Tubod for their unwavering support, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police for providing us the security, the Karancho for their assistance, the employees of the Provincial Government, the Emergency Response Unit of every municipalities and all those who are part of this remarkable event, I give my thanks to you.”
The night before the big day, triathletes assembled inside the Gazebo of Mindanao Civic Center to hear personally the instructions straight from the event organizer, Mr. Dennis Yap of the Transition Production. Before the race briefing began, a representative from the Muslim triathletes graced the evening with a prayer and followed by a Christian prayer.
The 2nd Leg adapts the same course of the 1st Leg. Triathletes gathered in Kolambugan wharf as the starting point, where they will swim the 750 meter triangle loop. The Beginners group will complete only one loop while the Standard and Relay will go through it twice. In the bike runs, participants for the Standard and Relay will have to go to the Municipality of Maigo and back to MCC for the Sprint; while the beginners after swimming will directly proceed to MCC to complete the Run.
“I have to remind you that our race course is open to vehicular traffic. Please avoid any unnecessary actions that could harm you. Your safety is our utmost concern”, said Mr. Yap. Triathletes were also informed that never do drafting or slipstreaming onto a moving vehicle to take advantage of the less air resistance and this could also deter any untoward incident.
Miss Sittie Aminah Quibranza-Dimaporo of the Tri-SND Barracuda Team is one of the 247 registered participants who completed the race course along with Mayor Ulwan Dimaporo of Sultan Naga Dimaporo. Board Member Abdul Harris Ali and Councilor Stanley Anthony Quibranza Noval of the Municipality of Tubod also joined in with the race.
The Teams who participated in LANORTEMAN Triathlon Series 2017 are: Paseo de Leon, Team Rider Omega Tri, Iligan Archangels Multisports, Team Lanao, Brite X Octavio, Weekend Warriors, Wadwad Inc., Brite Dipolog Inc., Team Rambo CCC / Binde NHS, Naawan Tiwalag Team, The Philippine National Police, THF Tri-Bibo, AimCoop Triteam/Aurora Triteam, Team Tri Dal, TRIZUR (Triathlon Zamboanga del Sur), Iligan Trail Runners, Nestle Tri Team, Unilab Active Health, The Molave Bikers, Saga Racing Tram, Maigo Cycling Club, Lanorte Multisports, Octavio Sardines, UCCP Bikers, the Tri-SND Barracuda Team-the pride of Lanao del Norte, and the first ever participant of LANORTEMAN, the Tri-Team of Baybay City, who came all the way from the Province of Leyte.
The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte as well organized the same sporting event intended for the young athletes of the province on Saturday morning, September 9, held within Mindanao Civic Center Sports Complex. LANORTEKIDS Triathlon Series 2017 inspires young generation of athletes to persistently strive for excellence by inculcating in their minds discipline and building friendship by upholding the spirit of sportsmanship. PIO-LDN