Philippine Olympic Committee General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary Atty. Al Agra Saturday and Sunday completed his first Trifecta Spartan Weekend, a World Championship in Obstacle Sports in Sparta, Greece.
Agra, 55, the incumbent chairman of the Board of the Philippine Reclamation Authority and a former Acting Secretary of Justice, Solicitor General and Government Corporate Counsel, is an ardent advocate and practitioner of the sport that he heads as President of the Philippine Obstacle Sport Federation. He is also president of the World OCR Asia and treasurer of FISO/World OCR.
In Greece, he raced in 3 events in 2 days- Beast (28 km), Super (16 kms) and Sprint (8 kms) or some 52 kilometers with a total of 75+ obstacles.
Two weeks prior, he was in Kaoshiung, Taiwan where he won 2 gold medals for his age group (50 and above) in the Super and Sprint Categories.
POC President Ricky Vargas lauded Agra’s achievements saying “he is an inspiration to all of us sports officials who need to lead our athletes as role models. Mabuhay ka, Atty Al!”, he said.
Agra says that when he took up the sport 5 years ago, he was 70 lbs heavier. Aside from working out in the gym and running, he is also into 40-hour intermittent fasting.
He says he is “Ready for Better” (a local trademark he owns) and lives by the adage “Good is the enemy of the better”.
Obstacle Sports or Obstacle Course Race is a sport where the competitor, traveling on foot, must overcome various physical challenges that are on the form of obstacles.
It is an integrated test of endurance, strength, grit, agility, balance and resiliency.