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HISTORY OF TAGAMAN SAIPAN

The Tagaman Triathlon was established by the then Managing Director of the Marianas Visitors Authority, JM Guerrero, to promote tourism, and with the help of Kinki Nippon Tours and a trip to Miyakojima for their major triathlon, a small island south of Japan, the seed was planted.

The first Tagaman Triathlon was held in 1988, on Saipan, with the assistance of the All Japan Triathlon Club, who helped not only as officials but even brought a few bikes for the local athletes. This was the beginning of triathlons on Saipan and the existence of the Tagaman Triathlon.

The Tagaman is the longest running race in the Western Pacific, drawing its name and inspiration from TAGAMAN, a legendary king of the ancient Chamorros. His feats of strength included moving huge boulders carved as capstones, known as Taga Stones, a unique remnant of the original island people of the Marianas.

Tagaman now. Triathletes of all levels and ages, and challenged athletes are welcome. course has changed over the years to make it more inviting.

IF YOU SET A GOAL FOR YOURSELF AND ARE ABLE TO ACHIEVE IT,
YOU HAVE WON YOUR RACE.
YOUR GOAL CAN BE TO COME IN FIRST,
TO IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE,
OR JUST FINISH THE RACE;
IT’S UP TO YOU.
DAVE SCOTT - Six-Time Ironman World Champion

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SAIPAN MP 96950

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