Ironman race ‘peaceful’; 2 kids, triathlete hurt

Photo by Amper Campana

TWO minor road mishaps happened during the Ironman ultramarathon event on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019.

At the triathletes’ run course in Barangay Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City, a motorcycle-riding marshal hit two children, who suddenly crossed the road.

However, the injuries of the children—aged around six—were not serious.

A medical team nearby responded and treated their wounds, according to Mactan Police Station Chief Miguel Andeza.

Investigation showed the portion of the road where the children crossed had no cordon. Only the volunteers guarded the spectators.

On the boundary of the cities of Cebu and Mandaue, a triathlete figured in an accident during a bike leg.

Despite these, police authorities said they recorded zero crime incidents from 6:20 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Colonels Clarito Baja and Jonathan Abella—the city police directors of Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue, respectively—described the event as peaceful.

In Lapu-Lapu City, 500 police officers and tanods were deployed to secure the triathletes and spectators. (From FVQ of Superbalita Cebu/KAL/JOB)


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