Peng Cheng Li and Leyann Ramo Claim Victory at IRONMAN 70.3 Subic Bay

Triathletes from China and the Philippines Shine in Subic Bay's Prestigious Race

Chinese Triathlete Peng Cheng Li and Filipina Leyann Ramo Triumph at IRONMAN 70.3 Subic Bay

Subic, Philippines – The IRONMAN 70.3 Subic Bay saw spectacular performances from Peng Cheng Li of China and local star Leyann Ramo, who showcased their endurance and skill in the highly competitive race on Sunday.

Peng Cheng Li’s Commanding Victory Peng Cheng Li dominated the race with a remarkable time of 4:20:05, leaving his closest competitor, Christopher Weeks from Great Britain, trailing by a substantial 10-minute margin. Li’s impressive lead in the 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride, and 21.1km run was unchallenged, marking a significant victory. Weeks finished in 4:30:18, followed by local favorite August Benedicto, who clocked in at 4:34:21.

Li’s consistent performance, especially during the closing run stage, demonstrated his superior endurance. He led the swim with a time of 28:38, extended his advantage with a 2:21:38 bike leg, and completed the run in 1:23:58, showcasing his remarkable athletic prowess.

Leyann Ramo’s Stellar Performance Leyann Ramo, representing Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte, emerged victorious in the women’s category with a total time of 5:07:33. Ramo’s balanced performance across all stages—swimming in 00:30:57, biking in 02:45:42, and running in 01:47:06—secured her the top spot. Her success follows her previous win at the IRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Princesa, reinforcing her status as a leading triathlete in the region.

Ramo attributed her victory to the unwavering support from her family, teammates, and province. She expressed immense gratitude, emphasizing the importance of teamwork in achieving her goals.

International and Age Group Highlights The event attracted over a thousand triathletes from 54 countries, highlighting the global appeal of IRONMAN events. Notably, Israel’s Hadar Shahar and Hong Kong’s Ruby Cheng secured the second and third places in the women’s category, with times of 5:16:04 and 5:23:57, respectively.

The IRONMAN 70.3 Subic Bay also served as a qualifier for three World Championships, offering 45 age-group slots for the Vinfast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Taupo, New Zealand. Additionally, the top 25 male and top 15 female triathletes earned coveted spots for the Kona, Hawaii and Nice, France World Championships, respectively.

Relay Competitions and Other Winners The relay competitions saw Go for Gold Team triumph in the men’s event with a time of 4:05:20, while Isabela Tri Club dominated the mixed relay in 4:25:29. The Isabela Tri Club Girls topped the women’s relay in 5:04:32. Other notable age group winners included Kenneth Bonda and A.R. Toroganan in the 25-29 category.

Event Partners and Support The event was supported by an array of global and local partners, including title partner Century Tuna, venue host Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, and official hydration partner Lightwater. Global Premier Partners such as Vinfast, Hoka, and Breitling also contributed to the success of the event.

For more details about the 2023 Century Tuna IRONMAN Philippines and IRONMAN 70.3 Subic Bay triathlon, visit IRONMAN Philippines and IRONMAN 70.3 Subic Bay.

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SBR.ph Team

A triathlete making a comeback and a true blue Scorpio. That sums it up quite nicely :)

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