It’s exactly 30 days to go before the biggest race of the year! The 2016 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship Presented By Ford is ready to go! Are you ready??
Close to 3000 participants from 43 countries, led by a stellar lineup of pro athletes, will converge in Cebu on Aug. 7 for the 2016 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship presented by Ford at Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa. (Including yours truly – CDG) :)
Press-con attendees lining up for the authentic Cebu lechon flown in just for the event
Over 35 pro athletes, banned by previous champions Tim Reed and Caroline Steffen will banner a world-class field that will also feature 2,869 athletes competing in the Filipino Elite, CEO, age groups and relay divisions.
Of course, no press conference would be complete without the now-standard question to Alaska CEO, Fred Uytengsu.
“When will we finally have a full iron-distance race in the Philippines?” Check out his answer below.
This year’s championship will also offer the biggest prize money ever in the Philippines at $75,000 and the highest points earned.
Now on its 5th year in Cebu, the province is ready to welcome all the participants and their families with the traditional Cebuano warmth and festivities.” Atty. Mark Tolentino, Provincial Administrator of the Province of Cebu.
Over 50 slots to the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Chattanooga, Tennessee will also be up for grabs.
“We are truly honored to be chosen as host for the Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship, marking the first time that this elite event is held in Asia, outside of Australia and New Zealand,” said SEI President Fred Uytengsu.
The #CobraIM703APAC is backed by title sponsor Cobra Energy Drink and Ford as presenting sponsor, Globe as Official Wireless and Broadband Services Partner, Philippine Airlines, Summit Water, Department of Tourism, Tourism Promotions Board, 2GO Express as the Official Courier and Logistics Partner, Asics, Gatorade, Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu Province, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu City, Mandaue City, Talisay City, Prudential Guarantee, Oakley and Timex.
Of course, World Class and Renowned Filipino industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue has once again crafted beautiful medals and trophies for the winners of the event to be aired live on www.ironman.com on race day.
What does the medal look like? We’re super curious about it too and we can guarantee and it will be broadcasted live first on SWIMBIKERUN.ph! :)