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Cobra Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship 2016

Sharing with you some of the photos I took at the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship in Mactan, Cebu last August 6 and 7. I was only able to cover the swim and run legs as well as the finish line, as my access pass permitted me to do so.

It was an awesome spectator experience to witness this first ever triathlon championship event in the country. I felt the energy and  emotions of the participants as they race to finish the 1.9 KM swim; 90 KM bike ride; and 21.1 KM run within the 8 hours and 30 minutes cut-off time.

Tim Reed of Australia (3:51:46), defended his championship title, while Swiss Caroline Steffen (4:16:19) won the top pro women IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific title, her fifth successive wins in Cebu.

The Cobra Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship 2016 slots, 2,900 in all, were sold out in less than 30 minutes during the on-site registration last year, proving that this extra-ordinary race event have lots of followers. Some spectators even came from other parts of the country and had flown to Cebu to witness the race.

Final Results:

Top 5 Pro Men

1 Tim Reed AUS 0:24:21 2:03:23 1:20:02 3:51:46
2 Craig Alexander AUS 0:24:14 2:03:38 1:23:10 3:55:01
3 Sam Betten AUS 0:23:58 2:03:33 1:25:21 3:57:15
4 Braden Currie NZL 0:24:10 2:09:16 1:21:24 3:58:42
5 Antony Costes FRA 0:24:15 2:03:29 1:28:23 4:00:08

Top 5 Pro Women

1 Caroline Steffen CHE 0:26:52 2:19:04 1:26:04 4:16:19
2 Radka Vodickova CZE 0:25:51 2:20:07 1:28:09 4:18:29
3 Sarah Crowley AUS 0:28:45 2:22:49 1:25:49 4:21:53
4 Judith Corachan Vaquera ESP 0:26:44 2:22:04 1:37:24 4:31:12
5 Dimity-Lee Duke AUS 0:29:38 2:24:34 1:33:59 4:33:30

Source: http://ironman703phil.com/

Under Armour celebrates Stephen Curry’s second consecutive Kia NBA MVP Award with limited edition back-to-back shoe pack

Shoot like Curry in the new Curry MVP Back 2 Back Pack


(Above: Under Armour Curry MVP Back 2 Back Pack, containing

the Curry One MVP and a new Curry Two MVP colourway)

 Press Release:

Manila, August 2016 – U.S. high performance sports apparel label Under Armour celebrates U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar Stephen Curry’s outstanding season performance and second consecutive Kia NBA MVP Award with the Curry MVP Back 2 Back Pack, containing a re-release of the Curry One MVP and a new Curry Two MVP colourway.

Curry’s impression on the sport of basketball is a lesson in the power of perseverance, through sheer will and hard work. In the 2014-2015 season, Curry impressed all by being the first player ever to hit 300 three-pointers in a season. He claimed the 2014-15 Kia NBA MVP Award for his performance and earned his first Larry O’Brien World Championship trophy. Following that, in the 2015-2016 season, he helped to lead the Golden State Warriors to the single-season record for wins, shattered his own three-point record of 400 three-pointers in a season, led the league in scoring and joined the prestigious 50-40-90 shooting club.

For his outstanding achievements, Curry earned the 2015-16 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award. He is the 11th player (third point guard) in league history to earn the award in back-to-back seasons.

“Stephen Curry’s impact on the game of basketball is immeasurable,” said Kip Fulks, Chief Marketing Officer, Under Armour. “His game and will to dominate is unlike anything we’ve ever seen in the NBA, and his cultural reach off the court is equally transcendent. At Under Armour we are thrilled and humbled to be alongside Stephen on this journey, and look forward to his continued perseverance in making himself a better athlete every single day.”

Commemorating the signature footwear Curry wore in the back-to-back MVP seasons, the Under Armour Curry MVP Back 2 Back Pack has sleek gold colours and design elements, reinforced by Under Armour’s innovative technology. It echoes the relentless strength and tenacity demonstrated by Curry, whose ability to hit shots off the dribble, in traffic and from incredible distance took the world by storm.

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The Under Armour Curry MVP Back 2 Back Pack will be available exclusively on www.underarmour.com.ph and Titan retail stores.

Motorola VerveLife enhances your every move

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● VerveLife products aim to give people with an active, social lifestyle more freedom and
connection to the world around them
● Suitable for anyone who needs more productivity, and those who just want to move more
It’s not rocket science; music fuels your workouts. It’s no wonder many fitness buffs and athletes put their headphones on and tune the world out during physical activity. No matter what the training program entails, music can help in getting into “the zone” and put you in peak performance.


However, many people can attest to the hassle of being in the middle of working out and having to lug around different adaptors and wires all for the sake of having music. As such, flexibility and freedom with connection is something aspired by many, not just technology enthusiasts. This is what Motorola VerveLife strives to provide. With it, anyone can achieve this balance and own their every movement with maximum connected convenience.

“Motorola VerveLife is designed for people who want to have it all, and are determined to get what they want. We’re moving towards a wireless age, and we recognize that nobody wants to be physically restricted. That is the beauty of technology. We continue to innovate and address the needs of our consumers,” says Digits CEO Charles Paw.

Motorola VerveLife is a revolutionary collection of wireless video and audio products that allows consumers full freedom to enjoy life and stay connected, even in the wettest, toughest frontiers around the world. It also works well even for urban adventurers, looking for the next gym opening or a big park to run in.

The product line gives users the best kind of mobility they can get while exerting the right kind of effort—not too much, and not too little. The collection consists of a wide range of products, including: HD wireless headphones, including the first True Wireless™ earbuds from a major manufacturer – the Motorola VerveOnes/VerveOnes+ – and a QHD live-streaming lifestyle camera, Motorola VerveCam+.
Much like apps that locate where your phone is, Motorola VerveLife is accompanied with Hubble Connect, which optimizes the perfect sound, reviews and streams video, and finds the last connected location in case the product is lost.

Paw adds, “Technology is meant to enhance everyday living, not limit it. With Motorola VerveLife, we are creating more than just gadgets, but adventure companions you can always rely on.”

This is the power of VerveLife: It’s all about your move.

Motorola VerveLife Products are available in all Digital Walker stores, Astroplus/Astrovision, Mobile 1, The InboxStore, Listening Room, Gadgets in Style, Games and Gadgets. SRP: Motorola Verve Ones Black Php 9,950 Motorola Verve Ones Black/Orange Php 10,950 Motorola Verve Rider Black Php 2,950 Motorola Verve Rider+ Black Orange Php 3,950

Under Armour Innovation Is Headed To Rio On The Feet Of Michael Phelps


Under Armour, the global leader in innovative performance footwear, apparel and equipment has taken footwear innovation to the next level. In March, the Brand introduced its first-ever 3D printed performance trainer, the UA Architech. The UA Architech is a 360-degree performance training shoe that features a functional 3D printed midsole and 3D ClutchFit auxetic upper design that creates a “super-hybrid” trainer. This performance trainer provides athletes with the ultimate stability and cushioning to take on the most intense workouts, and it’s travelling all the way to Rio on the feet of elite swimmer, Michael Phelps.


In addition to the state-of-the-art technology and custom color design, Michael’s footwear features a personal touch to provide an additional source of motivation as he heads into competition. His 3-month old son, Boomer’s footprint is printed on the insole of the shoe as a personal reminder that Boomer is with him every step and stroke of the way.

The innovative 3D printed midsole of the UA Architech was combined with a flow-molded 3D ClutchFit auxetic upper to provide athletes with a shoe that not only gives a locked-in, supportive feel, but also flexes and moves with the foot to provide a zero distractions experience. Add in the Brand’s unparalleled Charged Cushioning underfoot for responsiveness and comfort, and a thin rubber outsole for traction and you have Under Armour’s most elite performance trainer.


A new color of the UA Architech will be available as a limited edition offering to consumers this August on UA.com. The shoe, which retails for $299.99, was the first 3D printed performance trainer available to consumers. The first color was available in March and sold out in under 20 minutes.


Under Armour also geared Michael up with a custom pair of the UA Speedform Slingshot Running shoes in a limited edition red, white and blue colorway that also feature Boomer’s footprint. This innovative running shoe delivers zero distractions with a seamless, zonal compression, 3D knit upper and Under Armour Charged Cushioning. The limited edition color way is available on UA.com.

Under Armour Architech – 3D Printed Midsole – Weartesters First Look

Under Armour expands reach in PH by opening new brand house at TriNoma

Under Armour expands reach in PH by opening new brand house at TriNoma
Under Armour finds a new home at Ayala Malls’ shopping center in Quezon City.


The TriNoma brand house of the world’s innovative sports apparel is set to be the fifth Under Armour branch in the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Regarded as the most innovative sports and fitness clothing line in the world today, Under Armour is extending its reach in the Philippines as it launches a new brand house in Metro Manila.

Under Armour will formally open a branch at Level 3 of the TriNoma Mall in Quezon City on Friday, August 12.

The grand opening event will be held on Saturday, August 13, with Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) superstars Asi Taulava and Jervy Cruz serving as special guests

Taulava, a Filipino-Tongan cager who has been strutting his wares on the PBA court for 16 years in five different teams, copped the league’s Most Valuable Player trophy in 2003 and led the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters to the All-Filipino Conference title in the same year.

Known by his moniker “The Rock” due to his prowess in the shaded lane, Taulava likewise represented flag and country in international competitions as he suited up for the Philippine national team on several occasions. And now, he is currently the starting center of the NLEX Road Warriors.

Meanwhile, Cruz rose to prominence in the collegiate ranks when he steered the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers to the UAAP Promised Land in 2006.

Proving that skill could topple height, Cruz managed to elevate his on-court stature as a legitimate inside threat in his first few years in the PBA , now part of the most prominent PBA team in the country- Ginebra.

Taulava and Cruz will be offering a special treat to Under Armour aficionados as both men are slated to conduct a basketball clinic on August 13, 4:00pm, at the TriNoma activity center.

Aside from Taulava and Cruz’s free basketball workshop, Under Armour fans will also be given a chance to unleash their inner Stephen Curry with the UA Basketball Shootout Challenge, where qualified contestants will go head-to-head by showcasing their three-point shooting skills.

In order to join the basketball clinic and UA Basketball Shootout Challenge, a single receipt purchase of at least P2,000 from August 12 to August 13 at the Under Armour TriNoma brand house will earn an exclusive pass to the festivities and a chance to take home awesome prizes.

Under Armour’s TriNoma brand house, the sporting apparel’s fifth branch in the Philippines and fourth in Metro Manila, is expected to have the top-of-the-line Curry 2.5 and the highly-acclaimed UA Charged Bandit 2 on its shelves.

Designed for NBA’s most prolific point guard, Curry 2.5 is molded in synthetic upper that is wrapped closely around the foot for a lightweight and precise fit.

In addition, Curry 2.5 has an external PU shell that provides durable support and structure as well as an external shank and heel counter that delivers locked-in stability through heel, arch and forefoot to maintain balance.

Make sure to follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter as well as Facebook atwww.facebook.com/underarmoursea.


About Grupo Athletica

Grupo Athletica is the sole authorized operator for Under Armour mono-brand stores and shop-in-shops in the Philippines. They operate the UA section in Planet Sports Greenhills and PowerPlant, and the flagship store in Bonifacio High Street, Taguig, SM Megamall, UP Town Center,  Ayala Center Cebu and soon to open TriNoma in Quezon City.

As an enterprise, Grupo Athletica is driven by the same principles that apply to sports and athletic excellence: leadership is done by example, and validation comes only through results.

About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland.

For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.uabiz.com.

About Triple Pte. Ltd.
Established in 2013, Triple Pte. Ltd. is a sports and lifestyle retailer, which holds the exclusive distribution rights for the Under Armour brand across Southeast Asia. Triple launched the Under Armour operations in Singapore and Philippines in May 2014. It has to date expanded the Under Armour distribution network to cover seven Southeast Asian markets through a combination of 25 brand houses as well as shop in shop and multi-brand wholesale executions. In October 2016, Triple will launch its own multi-brand sports retail brand format Triplefit, housing several new to market niche brands and an inspirational gym facility under one roof.

Be Humble and Stay Hungry.

PLDT Home Ultera and Alyssa Valdez return to bring the highly anticipated Skills Camp nationwide

Volleyball and broadband to reach more Filipinos in the country

Taking off from the first season of the Alyssa Valdez Skills Camp, the multi-awarded “Phenom” and PLDT Home Ultera are set to go even bigger, taking over the entire nation and inspiring more young athletes on their path to sports excellence.

MANILA, July 22, 2016 – After a successful season of mentoring and training young volleyball players across Metro Manila and nearby provinces, multi-awarded athlete Alyssa Valdez brings back her highly-anticipated Skills Camp, scaling this initiative to an even bigger nationwide level. In partnership with PLDT Home Ultera and Crosscourt PH, part two of the Alyssa Valdez Skills Camp will scour the courts of Manila, Tuguegarao, Cebu, Legazpi, Davao, Iloilo and Binan in the quest for even more fresh talent with the potential to become just like the “Phenom” herself. Kicking off on August 6, season two will run for five weeks until the culminating event on September 11.

“In this new season, we will take over farther areas in the country with another series of sports clinics, exhibition games and other skills development activities,” Valdez said during the press conference at Wack-Wack Golf and Country Club. PLDT Home Ultera, a brand that has always stood by her pursuit of promoting sports excellence, is set to support Valdez throughout this series of volleyball camps. The Skills Camp will now reach areas beyond Luzon as there has been an overwhelming response from the volleyball community. More than fostering sports development, Ultera continues its main goal to bring broadband to more Filipinos with its Plan 699. With the country’s most affordable home broadband plan, all types of families now have access to their own Internet without having to settle for Internet cafes or mobile data. Ultera is committed not only to helping cultivate the volleyball community, but also to strengthening connections in homes all over the country.

PLDT Home Ultera offers PLDT Home’s most affordable LTE broadband with Plan 699! Log on to pldthome.com/ultera for more ultra-fun offers.


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