With more than $27 million at stake on tomorrow’s mammoth 14-race programme, the inaugural Diamond Mile race meet at Caymanas Park marks the biggest and most prestigious meet ever staged in the English-speaking Caribbean.It will feature the $13.5 million Diamond Mile for three-year-olds and up to be contested by a star-studded field of 16, including such big names as PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, TYPEWRITER, SEEKING MY DREAM, UPPA TUNE, FRANFIELD, POTCHEEN, and COMMANDING CHIEF.With SIR BUDGET having scored a 52-1 upset in the ninth race last Saturday, both the Pick-9 and late Super-6 proved elusive. The Pick-9 carryover offers a $2.3 million carryover, while the late Super-6 has $43.5 million in the kitty.We look at the first Super-6 which gets under way in the first race, a two-year-old maiden condition race in which 11 starters have been declared. This will more than likely come down to a straight fight between WILD GLADIATOR and OCEAN SEEKER, to be ridden by outgoing champion jockey Dane Nelson and champion jockey-designate Shane Ellis, respectively.Both finished second in recent races, the Harry Jaghai-trained WILD GLADIATOR chasing home CHACE THE GREAT over the round five course behind a fast time on November 21 and is not only better for the experience, but has been administered Lasix this time around.With Nelson replacing the inexperienced apprentice Kemoy Parchment aboard WILD GLADIATOR – the son of Sorrentino – Priceless Beauty gets the nod over OCEAN SEEKER, second to ANOTHER FURY over 1300 metres on November 21, and FRANCIA PRIDE, who showed promise on her debut behind GIRLY GIRLY LINKS some weeks ago.claiming raceNext on the programme is a $450,000-$400,000 claiming race over 1400 metres for the ICool Trophy, to be contested by 10 starters, including leading lights FORCE DE JOUR (Paul Francs up) and ITALIANO, with Ellis aboard.FORCE DE JOUR, now back with trainer Winston Morris, has won six of his last seven races, including a runaway win over this trip on September 19 on a $550,000 claiming tag. He was outclassed by PHINEAS and SEEKING MY DREAM in the recent Coca Cola Invitational Mile, but now aimed this low, should lead home ITALIANO and MERU.MESSITHEGREAT, a lightly raced three-year-old gelding by Traditional out of Princess Terri, ran well from a bad draw over the straight on November 21 when finishing a close third to GANJA MAN, and with in-form jockey Jevanne Erwin replacing the sparingly used David ‘Scorcher’ McKenzie, the hint should be taken. Trained by 14-time champion Philip Feanny, MESSITHEGREAT has worked fairly well and should turn the tables on LAGUNA POINT, who beat him by a short head for second on November 21.FREE RANGE, who finished strongly for fifth behind GANJA MAN (beaten two lengths) recently, should get off the mark in the fourth race over 1200 metres for maiden three-year-olds. He runs from the convenient mark of 50.0kg by virtue of apprentice’s Odean Edwards’ 4.0 claim and despite the good claims of WELL BLESSED and the lightly raced KACI, both of whom ran creditably behind GANJA MAN, FREE RANGE, who is well drawn on the outside, looks the pick of the weights.The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by the Robert Pearso-trained two-year-old colt WILL IN CHARGE (Ellis up), ABBEY ROAD (apprentice Bebeto Harvey), both of whom finished second last time out. Their respective dangers are LORD EQUUS in the fifth and CAMOUFLAGE in the sixth.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) WILD GLADIATOR/OCEAN SEEKER(2) FORCE DE JOUR/ITALIANO(3) MESSITHEGREAT(4) FREE RANGE/KACI(5) WILL IN CHARGE/LORD EQUUS(6) ABBEY ROAD/CAMOUFLAGE
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Organisers of the HERO Caribbean Premier League (CPL) are reporting that a record number of local and international stars have registered for the Player Draft scheduled for next Thursday in Barbados.Players from 14 nations have entered the draft for the fourth instalment of the CPL, which takes place from the end of June until the beginning of August.Among the assembled overseas stars is a 34-strong South African contingent headed by prolific top-order batsman Hashim Amla, leg-spinner Imran Tahir, and fast bowler Morne Morkel.Sri Lanka will have 20 representatives in the frame, including legends Tillakaratne Dilshan and Lasith Malinga, who will be looking to join their compatriot Kumar Sangakkara.There will be 23 players from Australia in the draft, including the experience of Brad Haddin, Brad Hodge, and Michael Hussey, and a further 11 New Zealanders, including the likes of Nathan McCullum.A seven-member Bangladesh contingent features Shakib Al Hasan, one of the world’s finest all-rounders, while seven players from Afghanistan are in the mix.”Some of the leading names in world cricket have signalled their intentions to join the biggest party in sport at the CPL, so this year’s competition is sure to be our most exciting to date,” declared Director of International Cricket for the CPL Tom Moody.”Outside of our ‘marquee’ players, there are international players of the highest standard, including a host of World champions and a myriad players who continue to entertain and enrich the global game.”The list of West Indies talent in the frame for the six franchises this year includes stars Chris Gayle, West Indies World T20 captain Darren Sammy, and Lendl Simmons.COMPETITIVE ROSTERDarren and Dwayne Bravo are set to join the number-one-ranked T20 international bowler Samuel Badree, as well as Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard.”It is, without doubt, our most competitive roster, and it is exciting to see such a high standard across the established and emerging nations around the world,” said Moody.”That players from 14 nations have entered the Draft illustrates the global reach of the CPL, and with a sizeable increase in the West Indies contingent, which is up by over one-fifth this year, it is clear that the T20 game is growing from strength to strength.”A statement released by the CPL on Tuesday said it is also expecting interest from North America as players from Canada and the USA, who recently competed in the Nagico Super 50 competition, aim to book one of the six coveted places.Two players each from England, Ireland, and Scotland, and one from The Netherlands will be the European representatives vying to secure a place in the CPL.Sixteen of the 157 West Indies players to register have already been retained ahead of the Draft, leaving 141 eligible for selection on Draft day.”This is 25 more than the 116 who vied for spots at last year’s Draft and represents a 22 per cent increase,” said the CPL statement.”Coupled with an 18 per cent increase in international player registration, this is further illustration of the CPL’s growing stature as one of the foremost tournaments in T20 cricket.”
JOHANNESBURG (CMC):Captain Stafanie Taylor struck an invaluable half-century as part of a solid all-roundperformance to power West Indies Women to a convincing series-levelling 45-run victory over South Africa Women in the second Twenty20 International here yesterday.Sent in at the New Wanderers Stadium, the Windies Women marched to 143 for six off their 20 overs with Taylor top-scoring with an attractive 63.The Jamaican then captured two for 17 from four overs of off-spin as the Proteas Women crashed to a paltry 98 all out in the 19th over.The third and final game is set for Newlands in Cape Town on Wednesday.West Indies Women had a poor start, losing openers Kycia Knight (4) and Hayley Matthews (1) cheaply to seamer Shabnim Ismail (3-25) to slip to 17 for two in the third over.Knight top-edged a pull to point off the fourth delivery of the opening over while Matthews was taken at mid-off off a leading edge.Taylor and Deandra Dottin, who scored 19, then put on 68 for the third wicket to put the innings back on course.The right-handed Taylor faced 53 balls and struck seven fours and one six, while Dottin once again looked in good touch in gathering two fours off 27 deliveries.In reply, the Proteas Women struggled from the outset, fell further and further behind the run rate and failed to find a way back.No player reached 20 as Marizanne Kapp top-scored with 17 to be one of only four players in double figures.Taylor was supported by off-spinner Anisa Mohammed (2-16) and Matthews (2-17), who finished with two wickets apiece.
Former England football captain David Beckham has praised multiple Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt after watching his documentary I Am Bolt. Beckham, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star, posted on his Instagram page yesterday stating that he believes everyone, including aspiring athletes, can learn from Bolt’s journey. He also describes the film as a must-see. “I have just watched I Am Bolt and I know I posted before about the fastest man in the world and friend but if you haven’t seen this please you must,” Beckham said. “Yes, as we know, Usain is fast, really fast. We know Usain is Jamaican, but what we all learn and what all the aspiring athletes can learn is to work hard, be dedicated, and be honest. “This is a man that has his friends close, he has his family close. Usain is humble, humble to the point he brings me to tears when speaking and when winning races. There is no doubt he is the greatest and there is no doubt this man is the most humble athlete genius you will meet.” I Am Bolt premiered in the United Kingdom on November 28 at the Odeon Leicester Square cinemas and in Jamaica last Tuesday night at the National Indoor Sports Complex. The film showcases the life of the world’s fastest man and his journey to becoming a nine-time Olympic champion. Bolt recently said the purpose of the documentary is to impact lives and inspire others by the way he achieved his success.
LEADING BATSMAN The 23-year-old Ambris was one of the leading batsmen in the just-concluded Regional Super50, gathering 423 runs at an average of 70 with six half-centuries. He was one of only four players to score in excess of 400 runs, with Kieran Powell (513), Kraigg Brathwaite (484), and Shai Hope (482) the others. Inexplicably, Dowrich gained the favour of selectors for the England ODI despite mustering 116 runs at an average of 19 during the recent 50-overs tournament. With Hope the first-choice gloveman for Barbados Pride and West Indies in the one-day format, it meant that Dowrich was chosen as a specialist batsman, making his selection ahead of Ambris all the more baffling. But Browne pointed to Dowrich’s lack of real opportunities in the Super50 and argued that he deserved the chance to prove himself. Barbadian Dowrich toured Zimbabwe for the Tri-Nation Series last November as a late replacement for Marlon Samuels but failed to make his ODI debut. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC): Chief selector Courtney Browne has sought to defend the controversial non-selection of Windward Islands Volcanoes stroke-maker Sunil Ambris, who was overlooked for the upcoming three-match one-day international series against England starting next month. In response to swirling criticism over the decision to omit the prolific Ambris in favour of Test wicketkeeper batsman Shane Dowrich, Browne noted that while Ambris’ form was indeed welcome, it did not merit him “walking into the international team”. Browne argued that with West Indies having a packed one-day schedule throughout the year, he expected Ambris to gain selection at some time in the future. “I think one of the things we want to do as a panel, and we’ve said this time and time again, that we want to see people backing up their seasons,” Browne said. “When you look at last season, Sunil would have averaged around just above 35, 36 – around that number last year in about seven matches. But this year now, he tops that and it’s well received by the selection panel, but we do not think at this time that he merits walking into the international team.” He continued: “It’s a developing team; it’s a young team. We have players with just a few ODI matches. If we are developing players, we have to give players time to develop. We have loads of cricket to play this year, and Ambris could find himself in an ODI squad later in the year. “There’re opportunities in the President’s XI [match]; there’s opportunities in the PCL (Professional Cricket League). We have an A-team tour in the Caribbean. So there are loads of opportunities for people to keep pressing their case.”
KINGSTON: T The 44th staging of the annual Police National Athletics Championship powered by Mayberry Investments and the Police Co-op Credit Union is scheduled for June 2 and 3. This year, the event will be held at the Nation al Stadium East Field. Speaking at the media launch on Tuesday, Area 8 representative Superintendent Terrence Sanko, was confident they would again top the meet. “We have been dominating the championships for the past seven years and we have every intention of keeping the Mayberry Investment/ Jamaica Police Co-Op trophy in our division so you can hand it to me now, victory is already ours,” Sanko said. Mayberry Investments’ Anika Jengelley said her company was delighted to be associated with the championships once again. “We are pleased to be involved again this year. This partnership with the Police Sports Council and the Police Co-operative Credit Union is one that we value greatly, and always intended to be long-term. We are currently in the middle of a multi-year contract, which will see us continuing to support this initiative for at least another year,” Jengelley, Mayberry’s assistant vice-president for marketing, said. “Our social development efforts are deeply rooted in building strong communities, and we see this event as one that contributes to that. We envision a fun-filled family day for the members of the police force, their families, the members of the community. It’s an opportunity for these groups to connect in a positive fashion.” she added. Each of the eight police divisions will be hosting sports days to select the team that will be representing the division at the National Championships. The first area elimination is Area 7 which is scheduled for today at the Kingston Technical High School field. Other area eliminations are as follows: – Wednesday, April 26, Area 2 – Kaiser Bauxite, Discovery Bay, St Ann – Thursday, April 27, Area 1 – Catherine Hall, Montego Bay, St James – Friday, April 28, Area 8 – No 8 Field, Up Park Camp Mobile Reserve – Saturday, April 29, Area 4 – National Stadium East Field – Thursday, May 4, Areas 3 – Kirkvine Williamsfield, Manchester – Friday, May 5, Area 6 – NPCJ, Twickenham Park, St Catherine – Saturday, May 6, Area 5 – Paul Bogle High School, Morant Bay
It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson TNT head coach Nash Racela liked that his team was able to play through calls that didn’t go their way.“We’ve been going through ups and downs but I think the more important thing is us finding ways to win and that’s exactly the same message I had for Glen (Rice Jr.) during one of our timeouts because he was complaining about the non-calls,” said Racela.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I just reminded them the refs won’t adjust for sure and the only we can do is find ways to win.”Rice had three quick fouls in a span of 10 seconds early in the fourth quarter. View comments A costly, catty dispute finally settled PBA IMAGESTNT chalked up its third straight win in the PBA Governors’ Cup at the expense of Star, 104-99, Sunday at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo.The KaTropa improved to 7-3 to overtake defending champion San Miguel, which has a 6-3 card, for the fourth spot while the Hotshots stayed in sixth place. ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees DAY6 is for everybody Consistent Ravena a steady force for Ateneo so far in Season 80 In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ Then, Racela was called for a technical foul allowing Paul Lee to cut the deficit to six, 91-85, from as high as 16.Star was called for its first foul after Jio Jalalon hit Jayson Castro with 4:07 to go.Despite the foul situation, TNT managed to hold on to win with Rice hitting a dagger of a jumper with 26 seconds remaining that gave the KaTropa a 102-96 lead.Rice finished with a game-high 43 points to go along with 19 rebounds, and nine assists while Castro, Troy Rosario, and Roger Pogoy each had 12 points.Kristofer Acox led the Hotshots with 18 points and 18 boards.ADVERTISEMENT
OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Khris Middleton had 31 points, while John Henson and Eric Bledsoe each had 16 for the Bucks, who had beaten the Hornets the night before in Milwaukee. All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo did not play on the second night of the back-to-back because of right knee soreness.The Bucks led by one at halftime and appeared ready to break the game open after starting the second half on a 19-2 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut Charlotte, which missed its first six shots from the field in the third quarter, stormed back to take the lead with 3:46 left in the game after Howard backed down Henson in the lane and scored on a 3-point play and Marvin Williams converted two free throws.The Bucks had a chance to tie it with 10 seconds left, but Middleton couldn’t get to the rim while guarded by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and had to settle for a fade-away 18-footer, which rimmed out. Michael Carter-Williams grabbed the rebound and was immediately fouled. He converted both free throws to make it a two-possession game with 8.4 seconds left. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, drives against Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova, of Australia, in the first half of an NBA basketball game. APCHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Dwight Howard had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Kemba Walker had 19 points and the Charlotte Hornets battled back from an 18-point deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 111-106 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Treveon Graham and Frank Kaminsky each had 14 points as Charlotte’s bench shot 16 of 27 from the field.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DeRozan scores 29, Raptors beat slumping 76ers Middleton knocked down a 3-pointer from the corner with 6.4 seconds remaining, cutting the lead to 1. Walker, who had missed three of his previous five free throws, calmly stepped to the line and made two more free throws to push the lead to 3.Milwaukee didn’t take a timeout after Walkers made second free throw and Bledsoe missed 3-pointer from the left wing that would have tied the game. Walker added two more free throws to put it away.Antetokounmpo played against the Hornets in Milwaukee on Friday night and had 26 points and seven rebounds while playing 36 ½ minutes in Milwaukee’s 109-104 victory. But Bucks coach Jason Kidd said Antetokounmpo developed soreness in the knee after the game. Antetokounmpo entered the game second in the NBA in scoring, averaging 29.6 points per game.ADVERTISEMENT
It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sta. Lucia reached prime real estate after balancing its act with a sweep of Cignal, 32-30, 25-22, 25-21, in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Realtors evened out their record at 2-2, the same card as the HD Spikers, and created a three-way tie for the third seed Foton.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Venus hopes to one day experience motherhood Sta. Lucia crawled back from an 18-15 deficit in the third set and tied the set at 19-all after MJ Phillips’ kill.Phillips then took part in the Realtors’ taking of the 22-20 lead when she joined Marisa Field for the block on Sonja Milanovic.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBohdana Anisova then scored two straight kills to finish off the HD Spikers.Sta. Lucia head coach George Pascua, who was at the helm for Cignal the previous season, said his familiarization with his former team helped his current one seal the victory in just three sets. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “Of course there’s the familiarization aspect, we knew whom to target and the imports became our priority,” said Pascua in Filipino as he pertained to Milanovic and Jeane Horton.“For me it’s quite easy to adjust because this is still volleyball and the players have already adapted to my system.”Anisova led the Realtors with 23 points while Phillips added 16 points.Horton had 21points to lead the HD Spikers with Milanovic pitching in 16.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments
In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Participants then go for the last stretch with a two-loop run passing scenic views of the coast under the sweltering heat.“For all the first-time Ironman athletes out there, a full distance is not two 70.3s,” said Uytengsu. “I promise you it’s gonna be a tougher course.”“But when you come across the finish line and they call your name and they say you are an Ironman, you earned every minute of that course so we are proud we are able to break the full distance here and see what happens after Sunday if we’ll be back.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The full Ironman, which is a 3.8-kilometer swim, 180 km bike, and 42 km run, will now be the centerpiece on Sunday instead of the usual Ironman 70.3. Although, the half Ironman remains part of race day as well as the age group classification.Kiwis Cameron Brown, a 12-time Ironman champion in New Zealand, and Simon Cochrane are among the top contenders in the Male Pro category as they look to make history as the inaugural winner of Ironman Philippines while Filipino Arland Macasieb hopes to make a good account of himself against the tough field.A special medal, made by renowned sculptor Daniel dela Cruz in collaboration with weavers from war-torn Marawi, will be given to each Ironman finisher.But it will be a grueling road to the finish.The race begins at ACEA beach as competitors traverse the 1.9-kilometer swim twice before riding out of Subic Bay and into the smooth roads of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and back to Remy Field.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES View comments Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations PSI hits back at judge: Everyone aware of stakes Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Special medals will be given to the Ironman finishers this year. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt was only last year when it was announced that the first full distance Ironman in the Philippines will be held.Wilfred Uytengsu, a grizzled triathlete himself and founder of Sunrise Events, Inc. which organizes Ironman Philippines, had long entertained the idea of staging a full Ironman race.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops PLAY LIST 02:15Sinas: 2,500 NCRPO cops poised to support Taal eruption relief ops03:08Total evacuation in full swing in Taal00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Uytengsu believes the timing is ripe with triathlon as popular as ever in the country.“I’ve wanted to do a full for the last five years but I just didn’t think one, the community was ready,” Uytengsu said during a press conference Friday at Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“If you look at how the sport has grown for the last five years, it’s exponentially. Far wilder than my imagination could ever take us. And secondly, I also think that we have to be ready as a community to embrace this distance,” he said.As a testament to triathlon as a fast-rising sport, there will be around 1200 participants for the whole distance Ironman alone.