July 21, 2024

Champions from the Baguio-Benguet Triathlon Team will hold a training camp for aspiring triathletes on April 11 to 13 at the Lisland Resort in Urdaneta, Pangasinan.   
Team Captain Jet Ramos said the camp fee is P2,500 per person with lodging for two nights and three days and food for the duration of the event.
The team, composed of mostly young grassroots athletes, is conducting continuous training in preparation for the various triathlon events happening this year.
The first training camp is backed by Vitargo PH, Unison Bikes, Compressport Philippines, Brooks Running, and Fitbar Philippines.
The trainers have joined and won various triathlon competitions including the recently-concluded Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Subic Bay, where Ramos recorded the fastest time among the Filipino athletes when he finished second overall. 
He placed second to Petr Lukosz of Czech Republic.
The Century Tuna Ironman, which was postponed twice due to the pandemic, had 985 participants coming from 22 different countries.
Dubbed as one of the hardest courses in the world, the participants swam 3.8 kilometers at the bay walk of Subic, biked 180 kilometers at the rolling course of TPLEX, and ran 42.280 kilometers at the hilly route inside Subic.
Ramos’ son, Josh, a national triathlon team member, also recorded the second fastest time in the half distance together with his training partner and team mate Maynard Pecson who finished first.
Upcoming triathlete and team member Raegan Nabua surprisingly finished third overall. 
Ramos’ wife, Lou Ann, also took third place in her age group 40 to 44 years old and qualified for the 2022 world championship which will be held again in Saint George, Utah in the United States.
This year, Lou Ann was included as part of the national team coach for the Triathlon Association of the Philippines. The Ramos family also qualified for the 2022 world championship in Utah. 
The Ramos family trained and raced in the U.S. for four months last year, so they will be back this year to again represent the country. – Ofelia C. Empian