Head-turners Mendez, Kilgroe relish challenge in Cobra Ironman 70.3

first_imgMOST READ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans “It’s going to be a good race. I’m just enjoying these stuff,” said Mendez.Kim Kilgroe. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKilgroe, meanwhile, wants nothing but to improve her standing after finishing 10th in the female elite division last year.“I just want to come away from this race a little faster, a little fitter and just give it everything I have,” she said.The Fil-Am beauty made her professional debut last year in Cebu, finishing the exhausting swim-bike-run course in 4:51:10.Given another crack at Ironman 70.3,  Kilgroe wants to represent the country loud and proud against fancied counterparts in the race.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Mauricio Mendez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLAPU-LAPU CITY — Heads are sure to turn when Mauricio Mendez and Kim Kilgroe pass by.And one couldn’t be blamed, especially with their stunning looks.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “I’m feeling good,” said the 27-year-old. “I’m excited to be back here racing with amazing athletes. I’m grateful to be with these kind of caliber athletes in racing, and I’m proud to represent my heritage. It’s an exciting weekend for me and I’m looking forward to it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH bet Torres chokes out Ishige for debut win in ONE But more than their pretty face, both Mendez and Kilgroe are killer triathletes and they are raring to make their mark in their respective fields in the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Sunday here.Shifting from the grueling Xterra races to the equally endurance-testing Ironman 70.3, Mendez believes that there won’t be much of an adjustment for him as he joins a loaded field in the Cebu tilt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I’ve been doing triathlon since I was 10 years old and I grew up doing this,” said the 2016 Xterra world champion. “There’s just excitement and motivation coming from it. It’s my true passion. What I love the most is combining all those kinds of things, the skills in off-roads and testing my endurance. It’s great.”But the 21-year-old Mexican runner couldn’t hide his excitement as he tests his mettle against some of the world’s best. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

I left Sharks for a bigger challenge-Omwenga

first_img0Shares0000New KCB signing Bolton Omwenga in full flight action during a training session at the Stima Club in Nairobi on November 20, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 – A Kenyan Premier League transfer that has probably got everyone’s tongue wagging is the move by Kariobangi Sharks left back Bolton Omwenga to newly promoted KCB FC.Omwenga has been enjoying his football at Sharks and played a vital role in helping them secure the Football Kenya Federation Shield title and a consecutive top eight finish in only their second year in top flight. The left-back who joined Sharks from Nzoia Sugar at the beginning of the 2017 season has told Capital Sport that his decision to leave was purely because of football reasons.“It is not that we were in bad terms with anyone at Sharks or anything. I just left because I needed a new challenge and somewhere where I could push myself to grow. Football is all about challenges and I think coming to KCB will be a platform for me to improve,” Omwenga told Capital Sport.His first season at Sharks was a tough one as he had to endure a long spell on the sidelines with injury, but his second saw him amass more playing time and was even a constant face in national team call ups.New KCB signing Bolton Omwenga prepares to take a set piece during a training session at the Stima Club in Nairobi on November 20, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAt KCB, he hopes he can improve further and help the club win titles, just like he had done at previous clubs.“At Nzoia we won the NSL title and with Sharks I have won the FKF Shield. To me that is good success and I want to continue winning trophies and hopefully with KCB I can. Personally, I am ready to play my part if called upon,” Omwenga added.He will be faced with tough competition for a starting role with current full back Dennis Ng’ang’a holding on to the position having played well and scoring crucial goals for the bankers in their run up to earn promotion to the KPL.Omwenga says he is ready to fight for a starting role.-Manyika eyeing Taifa Stars callNew KCB signing Peter Manyika Jr. during a training session at the Stima Club in Nairobi on November 20, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, newly signed Tanzanian keeper Peter Manyika is hopeful that the opportunity of playing at KCB will help him elevate his status as he eyes a slot in the Tanzanian national team.Manyika joined KCB from Singida United having played there for a season, previously coming from giants Simba SC.“I am really thankful for getting this chance to play in Kenya. It gives me a lot of motivation to work hard because the Kenyan league is not an easy one. For me, I made this decision because it is a tougher league and it will be like a stepping stone for me to move higher in my career,” Manyika noted.He is livid of the targets set to him by the club and notes he is ready for the challenge, adding he wants to do his best to help the team attain a good finish this season and fight for a title in their second year.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more