Printing and imaging giant Canon has always been at the forefront of creating beautiful images, not just in photographs, but in the lives of Filipinos, too. This is the second year that Canon Marketing (Philippines) Inc. (CMPI) is supporting Lester Lagos, a 31-year-old hearing-impaired triathlete who competes in elite triathlon events, drawing as an image of inspiration for others.
Originally a swimmer, Lagos has bagged more than 50 individual swimming awards in both local and international competitions in two decades, and today, he is consistent at the top in several local aquathlon events.
Lagos is a certified instructor for Boot Camp training and AntiGravity yoga, and is a member of the Canon Advocacy Team (Canon A Team), a group of volunteer photographers who contribute time and skills to give back to the society. He also pays forward the support he has been getting by teaching hearing-impaired toddlers basic swimming lessons and preparing beginner athletes for the open water.
“We are very proud to support Lagos in his athletic endeavors, which serves as an inspiration to many Filipinos,” said Lim Kok Hin, CMPI President. “At Canon, we strongly support motivated individuals like him. He may be posed with a physical challenge, but that does not stop him from achieving much in his athletic career, which should serve as a worthwhile motivation for Filipinos especially to those who are physically-challenged.”
CMPI first supported Lagos in one of the major triathlon events in 2014. This 2015, continued support has been given to him through the Century Tuna Ironman 5150 event last March and at the Cobra Ironman 70.3 last August.
Lim recently welcomed Lagos at the Canon showroom in McKinley Hill to further assure him of Canon’s continuous support in his athletic endeavor.