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.
Top 5 Pro Men
Top 5 Pro Women
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Weiss struck gold last year when the prestigious off-road triathlon race had its maiden run in Albay with the South African ace determined to set another coronation for himself with the world’s most perfect cone as backdrop.
CYCLISTS RULED THE METRO’S ROADS ON BGC CYCLE ASIA PHILIPPINES 2015
MANILA, PHILIPPINES 23 NOVEMBER 2015 – Filipino riders geared up for thrilling bike action around the roads in Metro Manila last Nov. 21 to 22 for the BGC Cycle Asia Philippines. Close to 2,000 cycling enthusiasts joined the event which featured exciting and challenging categories for children, adults and families.
The event, in its third edition this year, is a part of Cycle Asia, a network of premier cycling events across the region that offers participants the rare opportunity to ride on safe closed public roads in major Asian cities. It was brought here in the country by organizer Sunrise Events, Inc. in partnership with Cycle Asia and Bonifacio Global City (BGC).
“We are excited to continue an active year of sports for Sunrise Events, Inc. with our team-up with BGC and our international partner, Cycle Asia, the BGC Cycle Asia Philippines made it possible for Filipino families to participate in sports activities as exercise to promote their health and ensure a wholesome lifestyle,” said Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, CEO of Sunrise Events Inc.
Prior to the ride events, the entire family were entertained with a wide range of fun activities in the Cycling & Lifestyle Expo at the Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila, the Official Residence of the BGC CycleAsia Philippines for 2016.
The fun cycling action started in the morning of Saturday, November 21 via the kiddie ride categories starting with the 30-minute Junior Challenge ride and followed by The Kid’s Ride and Tricycle Ride categories. This day proved to be a fun bonding activity for parents and kids complete with post-event ride activities such as the bull ride and kiddie inflatables.
On Sunday, November 22, were the Adult Ride categories. The event was kicked-off by the Ride with Robbie with Australian former PRO cyclist and three-time Tour de France green jersey sprinter’s classification winner Robbie McEwen. It was followed by the 40km Challenge Ride and the 20km Community and Foldies Community Rides.
According to Mr. Manuel Blas II, Head of Commercial Operations for Fort Bonifacio Development Corp., “The participation in Cycle Philippines through the years have shown us that cycling is here to stay and that it is going beyond being a hobby and sport where people are more and more using it as an alternative mode of transportation to get around the metro. This insight pushed us to implement more bike racks around the city. Furthermore, it also inspired us to experiment with a bike-sharing program which will be launched in the near future.”
With Bonifacio Global City (BGC) as the title sponsor,and with the valuable support of Taguig City, BGC Cycle Philippines has attracted a number of additional sponsors: Gatorade (Hydration Partner), 2Go Express, (Official Courier and Logistics Partner), Ascott Bonifacio Global City (Official Residence) and others including Subaru, Rudy Project, Scott Bikes, Rocktape, Regent, Garmin, Pioneer Insurance, Herbalife, Storybook.ph, Skippy’s bar and Grill and Purefoods Sexy Chix. Philippine Star and ABS-CBN Sports+ Action are the event’s media partners while Goya and Cetaphil are its marketing partners.
For more information, check out the BGC CycleAsia Philippines official website, www.cyclephilippines.com.ph.
About Cycle Asia
Owned and organised by Spectrum Worldwide, Cycle Asia is a network of premier cycling events hosted across the region.
Each event offers cyclists the rare opportunity to ride on closed public roads in major Asian cities, while catering to participants of all ages and abilities. Whether it’s young cyclists on three wheels or the more serious cyclists looking to test themselves on a longer distance, there’s a ride for everyone across the Cycle Asia network.
For more information, go to: www.cycleasia.com
About Sunrise Events, Inc
Sunrise Events Inc was established in 2008 after it has been granted the Ironman 70.3 license by the World Triathlon Corporation. The vision of the company is to stage world class events to put the Philippines in the sports tourism map of the world. SEI currently stages at least 12 events per year and has the exclusive rights to the Ironman 70.3, 5150, XTERRA and Ironkids events.
About Bonifacio Global City:
Bonifacio Global City is the proud venture of Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC), managed by the powerhouse partnership of Ayala Land, Inc., Evergreen Holdings, Inc. (Campos Group) and the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA). The combined formidable wealth of real estate development, expertise, and investment from each group has established Bonifacio Global City as one of the world’s finest and fastest-growing premier cities. For more info, visit http://bgc.com.ph
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Sunrise Events, Inc.
ADULT RIDE VIDEO CLIP: http://www.vimeo.com/aeroeyeasia/bgccycleasia2015day3/
Regular slots for the Cobra energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship 2016 got sold out in 28 minutes beating its own record of 40 minutes for the 2015 edition. Definitely a heart rising moment for all triathletes who registered at the Cebu Provincial Capitol this morning when they all converged over breakfast sponsored by Alaska Milk Corporation. Watch out for updates as triathletes start their journey to the Cobra energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship 2016 race.
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IronMan 70.3 Philippines is now on its fifth year. This is a world-class triathlon event that was held in Mactan, Cebu last August 4, 2013. Around 2,150 participants have registered from 35 countries across 6 continents and the slots were sold out in 4 days!
- IronMan 70.3 is composed of 1.9K swim, 90K bike and 21K run with individual and relay categories.
- The much anticipated triathlon event becomes a qualifier for the renowned IronMan World Championships in Las Vegas.
- Medals were designed and made by world-renowned Cebuano furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue. This is the 2nd time he had created a masterpiece for every finisher and winner of the IronMan 70.3.
- Alaska is one of the sponsors of Cobra Ironman 70.3.
Cobra IronMan 70.3 Philippines List of Winners:
Awards Per Age Group-CEO Per Age Group-Per Relay Team
Overall Results – Age Groupers
Overall Results – CEO Category
Overall Results – TOP 20 PRO and FILIPINO ELITE
Overall Results – PROs
Overall Results – Filipinos
Overall Results – Filipinos
November 15-17, 2013
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
20KM Bike Course
40KM Bike Course
Press Conference Photos:
See BGC Cycle Philippines press release from my previous post here: https://singingdadotr.wordpress.com/2013/07/03/1st-cycle-philippines-on-november-2013/.