Wednesday, February 21, 2018

5th Swim Bike Run Awards: Full List of Winners

The winners of the 5th Swim Bike Run  Awards were announced on February 10, 2018 held at Century City Mall in Makati City. Nikko Huelgas and Kim Mangrobang won as the Elite Trialthete of the Year for both men and women categories respectively.

The event was buzzing with excitement and friendship as the triathlon community attended the awards night.  From as far as Cebu, attendees came in groups showing support and pride to the category that they were nominated in.

From the best shoes to the best gear, from races below and above 800 participants, from new to the elites, recognition was given out that night from those who participated in the near month long voting period.  The winners that night were:

Shoe of the Year:  
Hoka One One Bondi 5

Shop of the Year:   
Coffee Trail Cyclery

Tri Gear of the Year:  
Garmin Fenix 5

Bike of the Year:  
Cervelo P5X

Race of the Year:
Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines

Both race of the year awards were received by Sunrise Events, the race organizer for both Bellevue 5150 and Cobra Ironman 70.3.  According to them, “Receiving both awards only shows that they are doing the races right. Expect a more enjoyable race for this year.”

Nikko Huelgas 
Men’s Elite Traiathlete of the Year

Kim Mangrobang
Women’s Elite Triathelete of the Year

Team of the Year:  
Fit PH

Coach of the Year:  
Ani de Leon-Brown

Female Youth Triathlete of the Year:  
Moira Frances Erediano

Male Youth Triathlete of the Year:  
Andrew Kim Remolino

Women’s Age Group Triathlete of the Year:  
Ines Santiago

Men’s Age Group Triathlete of the Year:  
Jong Sajulga

Women’s Duathelete of the Year:  
Miscelle Gilbuena

Men’s Duathelete of the Year:  
Emmanuel Comendador

The whole local triathlon community is still in a buzz after the announcement due to upcoming training and events that people has to go to in preparation to the next big event which is the SEA Games.  As to where we are standing there, recognized coach Ani de Leon-Brown said, “The Philippines is not at the bottom in terms of ranking and tagging.  We are called a wild horse – they don’t know what to expect from us.”

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