All Women

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Three of Team Marquez’ ladies joined the Atleta Ako All Women Aquathlon last Sunday, 22 March at the Philippine Sports Commission in Pasig. As the event title says its an all women event. When I arrived in the venue, I immediately felt the festive mood in the PSC. Ineng’s barbecue gave the air a fiesta feel as well as the excitement of the participants. It was a great way to celebrate Women’s month as while the women were lining up to get their race kits, you can see their men carrying their bags and helping them prepare.

I was there for team mates Karen, Dianne, and Julie who were competing. Karen and Dianne are always in our support crew whenever we compete for triathlons so I went there to support them.

It was a fun event. The run leg looked like a family day as you would see moms racing with their daughters while the dads cheer. You also hear boys cheer for their mothers as the mothers complete the 15 loops around the oval. Triathlon teams were also present cheering for their women.

The All Women Aquathlon was a great tribute to women and a great way to celebrate Women’s month. Congratulations to all the participants!

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About Kit Atienza

A researcher/runner/triathlete/cancer survivor who found himself in the world of development work. He enjoys, reflects, and rants about things while doing his job, improving his personal record in running distances, and training for the IronMan in 2016.
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