Two sport races expected to boost Cebu’s tourism

Philippine Leg of the X-Terra TriathlonCEBU’S tourism is expected to get a boost as Danao City Councilor and sportsman Oscar Boying Rodriguez plans to bring in the Philippine Cycling National Open and the Philippine Leg of the X-Terra Triathlon here this 2011.
Rodriguez said he suggested to sports moguls such as Fred Uytengsu, the head of the prestigious Iron Man Triathlon, to have new triathlon venues aside from Camarines Sur. He said all of those he offered this idea to agreed, especially Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia.
With this, athletes from abroad and different parts of the country are expected to converge in Cebu on March 6, 2011, boosting local tourism in the process, particularly in the municipality of Liloan, northern Cebu.
The race could bring in 800 foreign and local tri-athletes.
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The X-Terra Off road triathlon race will cover a 30-kilometer bike, 1k swim and 10k run in a rugged off-road trail in Liloan.
The race was previously held in Novale, Laguna and Honolulu, Hawaii.
On the other hand, the countrys premier cycling organizations already praised Rodriguez for the holding of the Philippine Cycling National Open, set after the Sinulog festival.

Source:  Cebu Daily News
Correspondent Dale Rosal
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