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Spartan Trifecta Finale gets under way at Subic Bay

Posted 3 years ago

Spartan Trifecta Finale gets under way at Subic Bay

Photo Credit: Joan Almazan Conanan

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – Set against a backdrop of a lush forest and spectacular beaches, towering manmade structures dotted the landscape around Subic Bay Freeport’s West Ilanin Forest in preparation for the day’s big event.

Despite the inclement weather, thousands of participants from around the world gathered at Camayan Beach for the kick-off. Present during the program were Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Chair and Administrator Wilma “Amy” T. Eisma, Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium Inc. (SBMEI) co-founder Scott Sharpe, and Spartan Philippines Race Coordinator Mike Reyes.

After the short ceremony, the race proper officially opened. All three races were scheduled for the day: The Spartan Sprint, a 6-plus kilometer and 20-plus obstacle course; the Spartan Super, a 13-plus kilometer plus and 25-plus obstacle route; and the much-awaited and toughest race of the entire Spartan circuit, the Beast course, which is a gruelling 21-plus kilometre long route designed with more than 30 obstacles for racers to overcome.

Spartan Trifecta Finale gets under way at Subic Bay

Spartan Race Participants from Team Kaye

Countless numbers of racers pitted themselves against the obstacle course to test their athleticism. With every pull they had to make to walk up walls and every attempt to recover balance as they pump their legs harder as they climb up steep elevations, the racers were pushed to their limits.

The course was well designed, with the obstacles spread well throughout. Also present, were strategically positioned stretches of trail running where the racers could take in and appreciate the scenic Ilanin Forest.

The day-long obstacle course race finished with the following victors:

Spartan Trifecta Finale gets under way at Subic Bay
Spartan Trifecta Finale gets under way at Subic Bay
Spartan Trifecta Finale gets under way at Subic Bay


The top finishers for the Beast course are qualified to participate in the 2018 Asia Pacific Championships in Johor, Malaysia this December while the top three in both the elite and age group categories will also qualify for the Regional Championships as well as the World Championships in Lake Tahoe at the end of the year.

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