A few days back I attended the sendoff presscon for first Philippine team composed of Vaseline men for their XTERRA Off-road Triathlon championship in Maui, a known prestigious event among sports enthusiast. It took place on a brunch time at Milky Way Cafe in Makati City. Vaseline Men XTERRA Weekend in Cebu happened early this year and the said brand is serious in raising the bar for Filipino triathletes by forming a Philippine team that is confident, competitive and man enough for the competition. Let us not forget that we are talking here one of the biggest triathlon series in the world and the selected man are challenged to bring home the bacon and make our country proud. But who will represent Philippines? Actually, the team will be composed of Coach Noy Jopson and celebrity athletes Matteo Guidicelli and Drew Arellano plus two more lucky participants to be selected via the search for the best Filipino triathletes in the Vaseline Men XTERRA Tri-Outs Camp: Race to Maui.
Matteo Guidicelli as he shares to mediamen, bloggers and guests his brief story and excitement about the esteemed race to Maui.
Drew Arellano was not around during that time due to some commitments at work. These Filipino triathletes explained what is Vaseline Men XTERRA Tri-Outs Camp: Race to Maui all about. It is is a three-day camp held last September 15 - 17 where the seven triathletes competed for the two coveted slots to the Maui Championships in Hawaii. All the participants went thru at least one Warm Up Challenge and one Tri-Challenge each day during the three-day camp. the said challenges tested and prepared the participants for the actual Maui competition in October which covered swimming, biking and running. Each one must be mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually prepared for this kind of task in order to reach the team's goal. Find out on October 18 these two lucky athletes who will join Coach Noy, Matteo and Drew in this once-in-a-lifetime chance to represent the Philippines in the highly prestigious XTERRA World Championships in Maui.
|Photo courtesy of Vaseline MEN|
(L-R) Carlos de Guzman (swimbikerun.ph), Hector Yuzon (Second Wind) , Dr. Martin Camara (chiropractor) , Matteo Guidicelli, Raffy Zamora (Health Food president) , Redg Plopinio (Sutherland Global Services corporate training manager) , Jinoe Gavan (Takbo.ph) and Mark Hernandez (ultramarathoner).
Show support for the Vaseline Men Philippine and vote for your favorite triathlete. Keep in mind that public votes are equivalent to 50% of each athlete's score with the judges’ votes and their actual performance during the three-day camp equivalent to the other 50%. How to vote? Simply click on the videos to be released weekly starting October 1 until October 15 in the Vaseline Men YouTube Page. Additionally, voting link will be found within the YouTube site, www.youtube.com/vaselinemenph. What we should also look forward are two lucky voters of the triathlete with the most number of votes as they will get a chance to win P50,000 each. Voting will end on October 17, 2012 and the electronic draw will be on October 18 so vote as early as now. The winners will be announced in the Vaseline Men Facebook page.
Go for the gold Vaseline Men Philippine Team!