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Jennylyn Mercado recalls how she got her start in triathlon

Jennylyn Mercado is the cover girl of the June issue of MultiSport magazine. 

LOOK: Jennylyn's MultiSport cover
In the issue, the Kapuso star shared that it was drama co-star who introduced her to triathlon. 
"Si Raymart Santiago, nagkukwentuhan lang, casual conversation. He told me, ‘Bakit hindi ka mag-triathlon?’" she recalls to MultiSport.

Raymart went on to give her the name and number of his coach. 
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Jennylyn was already a runner before she even tried triathlon. She claims she needed the cardio to trim down again after the bulk she gained by doing jiu-jitsu. She also enjoyed casually biking around her neighborhood. 

Ultimately, Jennylyn's goal is to be able to compete in the Ironman Triathlon tournament. 
"Biggest goal ko, siyempre, full Ironman. ‘Di ko pa alam. Pero ‘yun talaga. Siguro naman bago ko ma-reach ‘yung 40, gusto ‘kong makatapos ng full," she says. 

Words by Romeo Moran
Photos by Pat Mateo
Makeup by Cristine Duque
Hair by Ricky Diokno
Shot at Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal 
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