Azuela Cove, Davao—Cebu bets Earol Belonquil and Marielle Estreba both came from behind to rule the 13-to-14 years old age group in the boys and the girls category of the Alaska Fortified IRONKIDS Philippines held here yesterday.
Belonquil trailed pace-setter Zedrick James Borja out of the swim then teamed up with fellow Cebuano Matthew Justine Hermosa to overtake Borja. Belonquil relied on his length and longer strides to finish one second of Hermosa.
Borja finished third, Akio Habana was fourth while Jacob Kennedy Lipura was fifth.
Estreba trailed Arianna Danielle Lim by six full seconds after the swim but caught up early in the run to win comfortably. Jeanna Mariel Caneta was second while Lim finished third. Sherr Elbereth Daniot was fourth while Aliyah Dianne Gregorio took fifth place.
Then 13-year-old Estreba was second in this age-group last year. Thirteen-year-old Belonquil, who has grown to five feet nine inches, was first in the 11-to-12 years age category last year.
Francesca Behn Caballero was first in the girls’11-to-12 years age group. Aira Danara, Raiannelle Bacus, Glenda Jamella Pangilan and Aliah Nicole Boco followed.
Juan Alessandro Suarez ruled the boys category of 11-to-12 year olds. Following him are Matthew Cagape, Chuck Ampara, Christopher Adrian Te and Jude Edison Lizada in that order.
Eleora Caelle Avanzado ruled the girls category of 9 to 10 year olds. In second was Danielle Syvia Tan. Chantal Calolot, Teya Aurelia Mora and Zion Baron Nocum were the other winners.
Winners in the boys category of 9 to 10 years old include Bruce Ice Bragat, Asher Chamyuel Baluyut, Youone Kriven B. Ramos, Kian Mikhail Manabat and Brisbane Gary Haban.
Christy Ann Perez won the girls category of 6 to 8 year olds. Justine Athena Jaspe, Shanne Balderas, Zoe Isobel Cahig and Josefa Perrine Arenas were the other winners.
Kenshie Luke Cabando ruled the boys category of 6 to 8 year olds. Following him are Diego Jose Dimayuga, Brent Edgar Diesmo, Christina Isaiah Lagnason and Sylar Alcantara.
Alaska Fortified IRONKIDS Philippines is a race for boys and girls who are six to 14 years old.
The next events in the Alaska Fortified IRONKIDS Philippines calendar are the Swim-Run in Vermosa on May 12, the Swim-Run in Subic Bay on June 1 and Swim-Bike-Run in Cebu on Aug. 10.
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