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Retooled XTERRA returns to Albay

The 2018 XTERRA off-road triathlon will return bigger on June 17 in Legazpi City, Albay. The premier off-road triathlon consisting of 1.5km swim-28km mountain bike-8km trail run was originally set to be held last March but was postponed due to the threat of eruption of Mayon Volcano. Bradley Weiss, who posted back-to-back wins in 2015, [...] The post Retooled XTERRA returns to Albay appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes manilatimesMay 15th, 2018

WATCH: How Ironman darling Mendez fell in love with PH

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Despite the numerous selfies and swooning from fans, elite triathlete Mauricio Mendez will never forget the first group of Filipinos who warmly welcomed him to the Philippines.  "The first time I came here, I went to Albay for XTERRA race, and I became close to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Couple sweeps Xterra Albay race titles

  LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – A couple from New Zealand completed a sweep of the Xterra Albay race titles here on Sunday, June 17. Sam Osborne and Samantha Kingsford – who have been competing in international races together – conquered one of the toughest off-road triathlon competitions in the country to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Weiss shoots for triathlon three-peat

Bradley Weiss sets out for a third straight triumph in the Xterra Off-Road Triathlon firing off Sunday in Albay. Though the South African ace stressed his readiness to take on his fellow Xterra ath.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Osborne, Kingsford dominate Xterra Albay

Sam Osborne and fiancée Samantha Kingsford of New Zealand turned the Xterra Off-Road Triathlon into a “personal” show as the sweethearts in real life ruled their respective sides in emphatic fashions in tough condition here yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Former New Zealand beauty queen competes in Xterra Albay

MANILA, Philippines – Former beauty queen Kristy Jennings of New Zealand joined the off-road triathlon  Xterra  Albay for the first time, under the professional category. Crowned as a beauty queen in 1999, she is now set to compete against professional and world title holders from 11 other countries, such as ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Weiss targets 3-peat as Xterra Albay unfolds

Reigning Xterra world champion Bradley Weiss of South Africa braces for a tough challenge from an elite compact field on a demanding course in hot conditions as he launches his bid for a record Xterra Off-Road Triathlon three-peat today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Duathlon spices up Xterra Off-Road Albay

Hundreds of duathletes gear up for a fierce showdown in their side of the battle as they share center stage with the elite pros in the Xterra Off-Road Triathlon set tomorrow in Albay, Legazpi City......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Great course awaits XTERRA bidders

More than the majestic Mayon Volcano as finish line backdrop, the elite cast of pros and the entire field will be in for a tough outing when the XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon makes its grand return to Albay, Legazpi City this Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Great course awaits XTERRA Albay bidders

More than the majestic Mayon Volcano as finish line backdrop, the elite cast of pros and the entire field will be in for a tough outing when the XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon makes its grand return to Albay, Legazpi City on June 17. The mountain biking and trail running stages, for one, offer a new set [...] The post Great course awaits XTERRA Albay bidders appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Weiss seeks 3-peat in XTerra triathlon

Bradley Weiss braces for a tougher, rougher challenge from an elite international cast out to foil his record bid in the XTerra Off-Road Triathlon, which makes its grand return to Albay, Legazpi City on June 17......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

World champ seeks 3-peat in Xterra off-road triathlon

Reigning world champion Bradley Weiss of South Africa leads a crack field of pros and competitors testing their skills on a new, challenging race course set up in Legazpi City for XTERRA Off-road Triathlon’s return staging in Albay on June 17......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Bills reverse tank talk by ending 17-year playoff drought

By John Wawrow, Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — It took four months and a dramatic turn of events on one of the final plays of the NFL's regular season for coach Sean McDermott and the Buffalo Bills to finally — and succinctly — put to rest any suggestion the team had any intention of tanking last summer. "I'll let you guys handle that," McDermott said, referring to reporters on Monday. "We're moving on after today to the first round of the playoffs." And that's all that matters to the first-year coach, who took the high road rather than an "I told you so" approach some 18 hours after the Bills clinched the AFC's sixth and final playoff berth and ended a 17-year postseason drought — the longest in North America's four major professional sports. McDermott never gave into the doubters and instead preached a simple "Trust The Process" message that resonated with his players. "Every season's a little bit different. Every season you go through tests and challenges," McDermott said. "It's going to try to pull you apart. It's going to test you, and it's going to test your mental toughness," he added. "And our players hung in there." Rather than packing up, as 17 of Buffalo's preceding teams did on the day after the regular-season finale, these Bills returned home to a jubilant reception early Monday. They were greeted at Buffalo Niagara International Airport by some 400 chanting fans, who braved 2-degree temperatures after Buffalo beat Miami 22-16 and clinched its playoff berth once Baltimore gave up a last-minute touchdown in a 31-27 loss to Cincinnati. McDermott is even considering sending the Bengals a gift — chicken wings, perhaps — as a thank you for Andy Dalton hitting Tyler Boyd for a 49-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-12 with 44 seconds left. And now, Buffalo (9-7) is moving on in preparing to play at AFC South champion Jacksonville (10-6) on Sunday. McDermott rewarded his players by giving them the next two days off, before the team returns to practice Wednesday. They earned it. Buffalo overcame exceedingly low expectations following a major yearlong roster overhaul which led to the departures of numerous high-priced stars. Among the players traded were receiver Sammy Watkins (to the Los Angeles Rams) and defensive tackle Marcell Dareus (Jacksonville). The Bills' secondary was retooled as was their group of receivers, leaving the team to open the season with 24 holdovers from 2016. On the field, the Bills overcame the elements by beating Indianapolis 13-7 in overtime amid white-out conditions on Dec. 10. And the team failed to unravel when McDermott's decision to start Nathan Peterman backfired after the rookie quarterback threw five interceptions in the first half of a 54-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Nov. 19. Buffalo could face even more adversity with running back LeSean McCoy's status uncertain after hurting his right ankle against Miami. What stood out to McDermott was how the Bills responded to the loss to the Chargers the following week by snapping a three-game skid with a 16-10 win at Kansas City. "If you're going to put a landmark moment for this first year, that was probably one of them," he said of a win that improved Buffalo's record to 6-5. "That goes back to the resiliency of this football team and really what this city is all about ... that no matter what people say about us, we're going to compete like crazy." McDermott needed no more validation of how his team has captured the imagination of its supporters than witnessing the scene at the airport. Fans waved Bills flags and placards, sang the team's "Shout!" song and chanted "Let's Go Buffalo." "I've been around a couple of playoffs or two in my 20 years around the NFL, and that was unmatched," he said. "This type of welcome home just speaks volumes about our city and our fans." Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said the staff and players couldn't initially see the fans while de-boarding the plane, but could hear them. "We were like, 'This is incredible.' It just kind of brings home what this means to Buffalo, to western New York," Frazier said. "It just pushes you on to want to keep it going and just show them how much we appreciate their support." Rookie tackle Dion Dawkins was stunned by the reception, "It's 2 degrees out here and they're screaming their tails off," Dawkins said. "This is just flat-out unbelievable." Funny, some were saying the same about the Bills' playoff chances four months ago, too......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2018

Magayon Festival Returns as May Time Tradition in Albay

Magayon Festival Returns as May Time Tradition in Albay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2017

Weiss, wasle top Xterra Danao

DANAO, Cebu , Philippines  – From the rugged terrains of Albay to the steep mountain roads of Danao, South African Bradley Weiss showed his ability to handle.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2017

Durham wants PBA championship, nothing less

ANTIPOLO, Philippines – With nothing much else to prove, Allen Durham ultimately wants the elusive PBA championship.  Durham, the Governors' Cup two-time reigning Best Import, returns to the Meralco Bolts for his third tour of duty and seeks to finally complete his unfinished business in the past two years. Having been ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News6 hr. 57 min. ago

Routh and Momoa, old soccer buddies

  Brandon Routh recently posted on Instagram a photo of himself as Superman beside a photo of "Justice League" star Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and confirmed that they were schoolmates back in high school. "It's true! [Jason Momoa] and I did grow up in [Iowa] and played on [the Norwalk Boys Soccer] team!" Routh, who played the Man of Steel in 2006's "Superman Returns," is appearing in "Legends of Tomorrow" as another DC Comics hero, the size-shifting Atom. Routh also expressed elation that they were at the recent San Diego Comic-Con. Momoa and Routh, both born in 1979, started their acting careers in the late '90s. The former starred in "Baywatch: Hawaii," while th...Keep on reading: Routh and Momoa, old soccer buddies.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News7 hr. 57 min. ago

Djokovic wins in Cincinnati, Halep s match suspended

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Adrian Mannarino, of France, in the second round at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News21 hr. 44 min. ago

Thompson returns to LPGA

LOS ANGELES, California — Lexi Thompson defends her LPGA Indianapolis title this week after more than a month away from the game to give herself a mental, emotional and physical break. The American said it was a “hard decision” to skip the Women’s British Open two weeks ago, but one she thought was well worth […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Lumang Kapinunan Art Exhibit to open in Bacacay, Albay this week

Lumang Kapinunan Art Exhibit to open in Bacacay, Albay this week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Roger Federer wins, Serena Williams loses in Cincinnati

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns to Peter Gojowcyzk, of Germany, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018