Gameplan: Introducing the Ford Forza triathlon team

Hiyasmin Neri
Meet Ford Forza, a newly formed team set to make waves in local triathlon

The Gameplan team has been spending some time with the triathlon community. They met Ford Forza, a newly-formed team poised to rock the triathlon scene in the Philppines.. 

Ranvel Rufino, Claudia Tagle and Stefano Marcelo just started racing three years ago. They say triathlon changed their lifestyles and taught them to become disciplined and organized. 

“Triathlon teaches you that versatility is important,” says Claudia. 

Waking up early in the morning to train and jump into the freezing water was one of the challenges they faced. Just like starting any other new habit, what seems tough at first eventually becomes natural.

For Stefano, triathlon teaches the body to adapt to three sports. It can be competitive but fun at the same time. “ I met a lot of new people. I made a lot of new friends. I  adapted to new situations,” says Stefano. 

Training together as a team also encouraged them to become better for each other.

Ranvel says, “It’s always a challenge to yourself. You always wanna get a better time. Honestly, I don’t really care who won or who has a better time than me.  It’s just that I get to see if I have improved or not by challenging myself all the time. “ – Rappler.com

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