A total of 233 Triathletes from different parts of the country converged in Talisay, Camarines Norte, for the Bantayog Festival.

The competition venue included towns such as Talisay, Daet, Basud, and Mercedes, where participants ran and cycled through various routes.

The swimming event took place at the San Jose Beach.

The youngest triathlete was 16 years old while the oldest was 66. Both hailed from Camarines Sur. 

They completed the full triathlon and finished in the elite category.

”Sobrang ganda po, solid yung event tapos yung paka organized,” Randle Rick Belleza, a triathlon finisher from the elite category, said.

”Mostly sa run [mahirap] kasi sobrang init, and then yung swim din challenging din siya, kasi sobrang alon — malakas talaga yung alon,” Brian Tan, one of the full triathlon finishers, said.