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8.01.2014

Are you Ready for Ironman 70.3?

What's the first thing you think of when you hear the name 'Iron Man'? I bet the image of Robert Downey, Jr. clad in a battle suit would be your answer. For sports enthusiasts, however, 'Iron Man' means more than just Tony Starks' alter ego.

Ironman is an international triathlon competition that takes place in over 30 countries around the world. This event offers a unique racing opportunity to old and aspiring triathletes as it challenges them to stand out and be their best in three major endurance sports – swimming, biking, and running.

Here in the Philippines, we have the Ironman 70.3, a race series that has a shorter course. Also known as 'Half-Ironman', the race consists of a 1.9 km-swim, a 90-km bike, and a 21-km run. As with the Ironman series, it consists of a number of qualifying races at various locations worldwide, culminating in a world championship race with athletes drawn largely from top finishers in the qualifying events.
Are you ready for Ironman 70.3?
This year, Ironman 70.3 Philippines will take place in Mactan, Cebu on August 3, 2014 with about 2,500 participants from various parts of the country and abroad. And just like in the previous years, Globe Telecom is once again the official technology partner of the said event.

Globe, a strong supporter of Ironman 70.3 Philippines since it was introduced locally in 2009, will provide WiFi connectivity, laptops, Tattoo sticks, and cash support to the game to ensure that organizers, athletes, and spectators can have a wonderful digital experience which they can share with the rest of the world. 

Twelve of the participants belong to the Globe Triathlon Team which regularly competes in Ironman 70.3 Philippines since it started six years ago. Team Globe expects to better their personal best in the local premier event.
The Globe Triathlon team prepares for the sixth staging of Ironman 70.3 Philippines.
“With the continued growth of the sport, we are seeing tough competition from veterans and newbies alike. But through the support from Human Relations as well as from various groups in Globe such as the Prepaid and Postpaid teams and the International Business Group, our employee athletes pose to give a good showing as they toe the line with other multisport enthusiasts,” said Team Captain Elmer Santiago.

This year’s event promises improvements on the swim course as well as transition areas to accommodate the larger field. The slight change on the bike route presents a new challenge while the ever scorching run course will further test the athletes’ stamina.


13 replies:

Gellie Abogado said...

I thought, initially, there is a new Iron Man movie. Hehe. This is a good activity ahh. I haven't witnessed a triathlon and I'd want to see how it goes although I don't think I can make it to Cebu. Haha! Hoping for post event photos! :D


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Kath Rivera said...

My husband want to join this triathlon activity but I warned him that he needs to be seriously fit, as in healthy lifestyle from the start. Hindi biro ang Iron Man na to.

Jes Roque said...

I have friends joining the IronMan! I hope to have the strength to be part of a triathlon event soon! :)

Lame Shrill Owl said...

I have a friend who has done 2 full ironmans. I find people who can do these amazing!

Annemarie Leblanc said...

I'm with Gellie on this, I thought another Iron Movie was coming out. Triathalons are something amazing, anyone who can participate in one and complete it is impressive.

Annemarie Leblanc said...

I'm with Gellie on this, I thought a new Iron Man movies was coming out also. Anyone who can participate in this event is impressive.

Tetcha said...

I also thought you were referring to the movie Iron Man. Lol! Seriously, though, this triathlon competition seems fun and challenging. Good luck to all who will join! -- Maria Teresa Figuerres

Newlywed Survival said...

I'm with Gellie... at first I thought "wow, we are already up to 70 Ironman movies?" ;)

Rebecca Swenor said...

When you asked the question most people with think of the movie or super hero. I have heard of Ironman before and Kodos to all that enter this also. Thanks for sharing.

Debra said...

I laughed thinking of the movie too, but yes, I've heard of Ironman the sport! :-) What an amazing test of endurance!

The Positive MOM said...

I am personally not ready :) but I'm feeling great after the baby and slowly getting back into shape. Just need my energy back!

Ave T said...

I have visited Lanzarote Ironman couple of years ago and it was a great experience. Wish I would be able to see the Ironman 70.3.

Momi Glenz said...

lol I thought theres an iron man movie coming out... anyway, im not far from Mactan Cebu ;-)

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