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The Philippines hopes to make another mark in the world athletic stage as the Philippine Obstacle Sports Federation (POSF) hosts the 1st Asian Obstacle Course Race Championships early next year at the Aseana City in Parañaque City.

During its official launch recently at the Solaire Resort and Casino, POSF president Alberto Agra said the group will host a 4-in-1 event on January 27 and 28 that includes the Asianwide obstacle course race and three general assemblies for the local association and the Obstacle Sports Federation Asia (OSFA).

A footrace that involves climbing ropes and over walls, carrying heavy objects, traversing bodies of water, crawling under barbed wire and jumping through fire, among others, obstacle racing require physically and mentally tough individuals who want to exceed their limits, Agra stressed.

Over 1,500 racing enthusiasts were invited to the tournament from countries like the Philippines, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia. There will be two categories – Elite/Pro and Age-group/Open, with a total of US$4,500 in prizes at stake.

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