Macau Triathlon is an annual 'must-go' event that listed on the Sonic Sports event calendar since we established in 2003. We joint this event as an warm up race before Hong Kong International Triathlon, some of us even see this event as an high priority race. With the friendly relationship of Macau Triathlon Associations and Sonic Sports, starting from 2003, we were about a group of 10, 2004 was about a group of 30, 2005 grew up to group of 50. In 2006, we sent a group of 80 to Macau for this race. We are the big team and also the strong team in Macau race.
In the elite race, Andrew Wright continues his excellent performance and won the champion in Under23 category again! He is still gaining ITU points for a ticket of Asian Game and Olympic Game in 2008.
In the sprint race, our new member Franziska Koenen from German won 1st runners up in her first race in Asia with the time of 1:20:25, Catherine Rayne from England just 1min behind 2nd runners up and ranked 4 in Sprint Open.
In the relay race, Sonic Champion System team 1 and team 2 continues the success with the formula of Hong Kong Distance swimming record holder Alexandra Chung and his brother Chung Kwok Ting for the swim, former Hong Kong national team cyclist Jeremy Leung and his Marco Polo Pro-cyclist brother Kenji Leung for bike, plus two strong 10k running specialists for run.
We have surprise in every race, the new surprise belong to our Macau-based member Teresa Mak, she trains oversea (Hong Kong), and she decided to race her debut Olympic distance in her home town Macau, finally she won the 1st runners up in Macau local category in 2:57:27.
Finally, the greatest glory should be given to Mr. Philip Penaloza, indeed he is the slowest in the entire race but he still managed the finish his first ever Olympic distance triathlon race without any sense of give up.