The Alaska Tri-Aspire team is a professional triathlon team composed of 2 of the world’s best professional triathlon athletes and 5 Filipino elite development athletes. The Alaska Tri-Aspire team aims to produce legitimate professional athletes who can compete in the 5i50, 70.3 IronMan, XTERRA events and athletes who canrepresent the Philippines in the Asian Beach Games, Asian Games and Olympic games.
Members of the team are professional athletes Pete Jacobs from Australia who is the 2012 Ironman World Champion and Caroline Steffen from Switzerland who is an ITU World Long Distance Champion and multiple Ironman champion.The Filipino Elite composed of Banjo Norte, Jenny Rose Guerrero, JonardSaim and Juan Carlos Abadwill be under Coach Mathieu O’Halloran’s guidance in training to become a world-class team that can represent the country in triathlon races worldwide. The elite team is mainly composed of Filipino athletes because Alaska Milk Corp. wanted to focus on developing and nurturinggrassroots talents.
Let us all cheer as the Alaska Tri-Aspire Team proudly wave the Philippine flag at the races they will conquer.Their unrivaled passion, fearless determination and steadfast discipline will bring them closer to monumental victories Filipinos around the world will be proud of.
Alaska holds “The Power of Tri: 3 Weekends, 3 great sports events”
The best things in life truly come in threes as Alaska unveiled in “The Power of Tri: 3 Weekends, 3 Great Sports Events” Press Conferencelast May 16 at the Seda Hotel, Bonifacio Global City. The three sport events will compose of swim, bike, and run events – Alaska IronKids Philippines Aquathlon, Alaska Cycle Philippines, and Alaska World Milk Day Family Run.
Alaska has teamed up with Cycle Asia, a network of premier cycling events and Sunrise Events to launch the Alaska Cycle Philippines whereFilipino riders willgear up for three days of thrilling bike action from May 16 to 18 with the children’s ride happening on May 17 and May 18 for the adults.
The event will cater to cyclists of all ages and abilities with different categories like the Tricycle Ride which is specially designed for young kids between ages 2 and 5, the Junior Challenge which is a more challenging category designed for older children where they have to ride as fast as they can within 30 minutes and then there’s the Foldies Community Ridewhich is catered to the popular folding bikes cycling community. The Alaska Cycle Philippines will also be a “Bike Ride Out”, meaning there will be no winners just plain fun to promote participation and most especially good health and an active lifestyle.
Alaska IronKids Philippines Aquathlon on the other hand will be held on May 25 at Club Manila East, Taytay, Rizal.Alaska IronKids Philippines is the local junior version of the international triathlon series, IronMan. The race is open to children six to 14 years old.
On June 1, Alaska will hold the Alaska World Milk Day Family Run along 30th Street corner 9th Avenue at the Bonifacio Global City. Registration is open until May 25 and categories include 3K for individuals and family, 5K and 10K races. This event will be fun filled for the whole family and there will be series of activities and simultaneous events from different parts of the country.
“We are excited to continue an active year of Alaska Sports with the launch of the three events Alaska Cycle Philippines, Alaska IronKids Philippines Aquathlon and the Alaska World Milk Day Family run. Alaska teamed up with international partners to ensure that Filipino families participate in sports activities as exercise to promote their health and ensure a wholesome lifestyle,” said Uytengsu.
The 7th National Nutrition Survey, done by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute and the Department of Health, showed that obesity is increasing with nearly two out 10 children considered as overweight. Under-nutrition is also a public health concern affecting nearly three out 10 children. Alaska promotes nutrition through its leading brands, Alaska Powdered Milk Drink and Alaska Chocolate Powdered Milk Drink and through educating the public about the importance of drinking milk and keeping an active and healthy lifestyle.
Alaska promotes a holistic sports development program for the whole family and encourages a healthy and active lifestylethrough biking, swimming and running. It also helps in community development and nation building by nurturing positive values of teamwork, cooperation and fair play through sports activities like the Alaska Cycle Philippines, Alaska IronKidsAquathlon and the World Milk Day Family Run.
For general information on Alaska Cycle Philippines visit http://www.cyclephilippines.com.ph/alaska/ orhttps://www.faceebook.com/alaskacyclephilippines.For general information about Alaska Milk Corporation visit http://www.alaskamilk.com, http://www.alaskaworldmilkday.com or http://www.ironkidsphil.com. For live tweets and updates follow us at @ALASKAsportshub