More than a hundred Triathletes from Mindanao and other regions of the country converged in the Municipality of Sultan Naga Dimaporo (SND) to test their stamina and will to finish the race by swimming, biking and running to complete the 3rd and Final Leg of the 2017 LANORTEMAN Triathlon Series that started early morning of December 10, 2017 at Picalawag beach.
The night before the big day, triathletes gathered inside the Gazebo of Mindanao Civic Center to hear personally the instructions straight from the event organizer, Mr. Dennis Yap of the Transition Production. And at the same moment, a race briefing was also conducted for triathletes of SND.
The 3rd Leg adapts the same course of 2016. Triathletes gathered in Picalawag Beach Resort 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 Barangay Tagolo and back to the starting point to complete the race by running straight to Barangay Koreo and back.
Ms. Sittie Aminah Quibranza Dimaporo and Mayor Ulwan Dimaporo of the Municipality of Sultan Naga Dimaporo lead the pack in starting the event by swimming the triangle loop two times. The street is full of spectators who cheered each passing triathlete. As well a band corps from the local school continuously beat the drum to help motivate the participants to strive harder in finishing the race.