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Breaking Ground The IRONMAN GK Village

When an IRONMAN event first started in the Philippines in 2009, no one, except perhaps the people at Sunrise Events (the organization behind IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines), could have predicted the impact that the IRONMAN race was going to have. Six years down the road the event has grown into one of the best-supported athlete race experiences in the world.

That athlete experience stems from the support provided by the local people. The villagers have little, but give big, lining the streets, smiling and cheering on complete strangers on all day long…Continue reading–>


Dim’s Diary 2014 – Ironman 70.3 Philippines

It has taken me almost a week to try and find the words to describe my trip to the Philippines. Not that it is a bad thing, completely the opposite actually! It was an experience that I will never forget and life long memories have been made which I will cherish forever.

What stood out during my trip to the Philippines was that the race was only a small part of the ‘Ironman experience’. The whole atmosphere made it so rewarding that to me there wasn’t any other option but to get out there and perform to my best on race day. I became so motivated by the generosity, kindness and support from the local people that I wanted to use these positive vibes to my advantage…and that is what I did…Continue reading–>


Steffen Rules Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines

Caroline Steffen of Alaska Tri-Aspire lived up to her moniker of “Xena Warrior Princess” when she utterly dominated the 2014 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines held August 3 at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa.

Steffen of Switzerland won her third consecutive Ironman 70.3 Philippines with a remarkable time of 4:32:34 or six minutes ahead of second placer Rebecca Hoschke of Australia. (4:38:34)…Continue reading–>


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WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT US…


“We are delighted to see the interest and demand for the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines sell out in just 4 hours. Clearly the sport has grown tremendously in the Philippines but we are also attracting triathletes from all over the world with over 30 countries represented. We expect to have another stellar Pro cast as well. See you in Cebu!”
Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, President, Sunrise Events, Inc.

“I am not at all surprised that the Cobra Energy Drink Philippines 70.3 sold out in record time. It is a crown jewel in Asia, a race of superb quality, passion and commitment to our athletes.”
- Andrew Messick, President, World Triathlon Corporation

“We are extremely proud and very satisfied with the fast record breaking sell out of the individual and relay slots of the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines 2014 in the magnificent province of Cebu. On behalf of Michael Tan, Hubert Tan and the Cobra Energy Drink Team and Asia Brewery Inc, we thank Fred Uytengsu of Sunrise and congratulate our partners Governor Davide of Cebu, Mayor Paz Radaza of host Lapu-Lapu City, DOT and the rest of Cobra Ironman Philippines sponsors.”

- Abe Cipriano, AVP for Marketing, Asia Brewery Inc.

“I was confident that in a few hours after registration opened it will be sold out because this year’s Ironman 70.3 was a success despite the inclement weather. The challenge is for the organizers to mount an even more memorable Ironman 70.3 event next year. As host city, in close cooperation with Sunrise Events, we’re up to the challenge.”
Hon. Paz Radaza, Mayor of Lapu Lapu City

“I am thrilled to part of one of the most successful triathlons in the world. The pressure is on to design a medal that’s worthy of my name and a prominent place on your display.”
- Kenneth Cobonpue, world-renowned Cebuano furniture designer and Cobra Ironman 70.3 medal designer

“The Tourism Promotions Board is very glad that the 70.3 Ironman Philippine triathlon is gaining global recognition as a sporting event with the incredible application of thousands of participants for next year’s staging in Cebu within the first few hours of registration opening. The Philippines has shown it’s growing readiness to welcome and host international sporting events with a bigger competitive spirit and better organization and coordination. We congratulate the organizers and wish you more success.” – Chicoy Enerio, COO, Tourism Promotions Board, Department of Tourism


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