TWO-TIME Southeast Asian Gold medalist Nikko Huelgas and 2019 Silver Medalist Joey Villanueva headline the stacked elite men’s field in the 2022 Clark Duathlon Classic to be held in Clark Parade Grounds on April 24, 2022.
It will only be the second multisport race held in Clark since the Covid-19 pandemic halted all sporting events globally. The National Duathlon Trials was held last December 2021.
With a sold-out field of 400 duathletes, GoClark Sports Race Director Jumbo Tayag is ecstatic that races are back. “The last race we organized was way back March 1, 2020. We are happy that we can go back to racing again here in Clark. We sold out in less than a week, which means that age-group athletes are really excited to race after two years of lockdowns and isolations.”
The Clark Duathlon Classic consists of two categories: Standard Distance which consist of a 10km run, a 40km bike and another run of 5km. The Sprint Distance will be exactly half the distance of the standard category. The run course takes the athletes around the historic Clark Parade Grounds while the Bike course will feature the dreaded Pader or the Wall, a favorite bike training route along the perimeter wall of Clark.
Athletes will get to experience racing again in the run and bike?friendly roads of Clark. With wider roads and lesser vehicular traffic, the route is perfect for duathlon racing.
“With races and events slowly getting back, local tourism and hospitality businesses will reap the benefits. With an estimated 1,000 participants, family, friends and supporters trooping to Clark on the 24th, they will eat and shop at local businesses and some will stay at hotels. This is our advocacy, to promote sports tourism in Clark,” added Tayag.
The 2022 Clark Duathlon Classic is presented by Cycles and Brew and supported by Clark Development Corporation, Ayala Land Premiere, The Daily Essencials, Pocari Philippines, Garmin Phiilippines, SYLBS Performance Wear and Velogicfit.
For more on races by GoClark Sports and Events, visit GoClark.ph. (PR)
April 23, 2022
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