Cebu 70.3 – 5 reasons it’s more fun in the Philippines by Beth Gerdes

As you fly into Manila, you begin to see the billboards reading: “It’s More Fun in The Philippines” This is no propaganda. It’s the truth. 5 reasons it’s more fun in the Philippines, Cebu 70.3 version.Continue reading–>

Reed, Steffen Sparkle in Stunning Cebu

Asia-Pacific IRONMAN 70.3 Champion Tim Reed withstood a withering sprint finish to edge out close friend and compatriot Tim Berkel to claim the men’s honours amid the passion and colour at Cebu today.
Meanwhile defending women’s champion Caroline Steffen recovered after a crash on the bike, battling with sore ribs to win the women’s title to more than live up to her moniker as Xena the Warrior Princess.Continue reading–>


CEBU, Philippines/TAMPA, Fla.(July, 31, 2015) – IRONMAN today announced that the 2016 IRONMAN® 70.3® Asia-Pacific Championship triathlon will be held in Cebu, Philippines on August 7, 2016.
As a result of the substantial growth of triathlon and the IRONMAN brand in the Southern Hemisphere, IRONMAN will begin an annual rotation the of IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship throughout the Asia-Pacific region starting with IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines, Cebu.Continue reading–>

McMahon Faces Southern Onslaught at IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines

A stacked field of world-class talent has converged on the resort of Cebu in Philippines for a showdown just a month out from the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Austria.
Canadian Brent McMahon faces the might of the Asia-Pacific in his bid to defend his title at the Cobra Energy Drink IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines on Sunday local time. Continue reading–>


Registration will be at The Marquee, Shangri–La Mactan with the following schedule.
IM ATHLETE REGISTRATION (in The Marquee, Shangri–La Mactan):
July 30 (Thurdays) 2:00pm to 5:30pm
July 31 (Friday) 9:00am to 6:00pm
August 1 (Saturday) 9:00am to 3:00pm! Continue reading–>

Manila Send-Off Expo Ushers In the 2015 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (July 3, 2015) – Preparations for the staging of the 2015 Cobra Ironman 70.3 goes underway with today’s opening of the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Send-Off Expo. Continue reading–>

week at a glance

week at a glance

week at a glance

week at a glance

week at a glance

week at a glance


“the ‘Best Atmosphere Award’ goes to Ironman 70.3 Philippines. So far ahead of the other races in the category, this race also takes 2nd and 3rd place. Honestly, you’re truly suffering in Kona like heat and humidity but unable to stop smiling the entire way because of the absolutely crazy support out on course. The bike course is lined 5-6 people deep while the half marathon is an audio-visual sensory overload of music, dancing and thousands of screaming people.”
Tim Reed, 2015 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines Champion

“I was talking to a really nice guy and I think he was English and he is from the UK. I was at the end of the race and I was eating ice cream and he said: You know what, this is the Hollywood of triathlon, It’s like Disneyland here. And I said it was perfect and it’s a perfect way to describe these place.”
Belinda Granger, World Ironman Champion

“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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