July 16, 2024

■  Harley F. Palangchao 

Rising Filipino triathlete Arrow Ramos, 15, and his older brother, Dash, 17, are bound for Kyoto, Japan for a one-month training after they dominated the Subic International Triathlon on May 5.

The Ramos siblings of Small World Christian School Foundation and members of the Philippine Triathlon Development and National Team will be under the care of their mother, Lou Ann, a national team coach and their development coach in Japan.

JAPAN-BOUND — National Triathlon Team members and siblings Arrow and Dash Ramos will be in Japan for a one-month training with their mother Lou Ann and a Japanese developmental coach on their side in preparation for international games. Their older brother, Josh, is also busy in his training. — Contributed photos

Dash proved himself as the top junior elite in the 19 below group, as he took first place while Arrow took the top spot in the 15 below category. The siblings need to train in Japan before they will represent the Philippines in the upcoming Junior and U15 Cup Malaysia on July 14.

The eldest of the Ramos siblings, Josh, who finished 17th in the Asian Elite Championship as the 2nd best Filipino in Japan last April will race this weekend at the 70.3 Ironman Subic with several Baguio Triathlon coaching athletes.  

The ultimate goal for the Ramos siblings is to continue preparing for next year’s big races.

Arrow aims to qualify for the Youth Olympic Games while Josh and Dash will try to secure their slots for the 2025 Southeast Asian Games.