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Feb. 21, 19 | 7:12 pm

Romeo Puncia III became the first Filipino Ultraman in men’s division after finishing the grueling Ultra Triathlon race in Florida, USA last week despite an accident on his first day of the race.

Puncia recounted that on February 15, while on his bike, he miscalculated the terrain on the road as he flew a bit. He fell on the ground and got bruises on his back, legs, and both arms and hands as he showed it on his Facebook post.

Although hurt, Puncia still managed to finish the 10 km swim for 4:37:14 hours and a 144.84 km for 6:04:09 hours; biking with a total of 10:41:23 on his first-day race.

February 16, on his second day, conquering a 275.84 km biking for an 11:00:33 hours of continues run. Totaling a 420.7 km of biking from day 1 to day 2.

On the 3rd day race, an 84.33 km running to survive this death-defying competition, finishing at 11:18:54 hours.

Puncia with an overall total endurance in swimming, running and biking of 321.6 mile (517.5 kilometer) for 33:00:50 hours placing him on the 33rd surviving this race is an achievement for his represented countries the Philippines and the UAE.

On his Facebook post “The moment you cross the finish line of the final stage (84.4km Run) @ Ultraman Florida. The most challenging part is running in the Clay Road for like 30km. It was a nice experience, lovely people and family. Race report and photos will be uploaded soon. I was in 5:21 in the video, proud to carry the UAE and Philippines Flag”

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