Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Triathlon (1st : 2015 : Subic Bay)

Inaugural Century Tuna half-ironman triathlon or Ironman 70.3 adds excitement and will soon be part of a triathlete’s calendar

Three years since Century Tuna 5150 Triathlon,  Century Tuna once again raises the bar by staging for the first time the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon event  on 8 March 2015 in Subic Bay.   Over 20 professionals of various nationalities are expected to join the half-ironman distance triathlon aka Ironman 70.3 including three-time Ironman World Champion and two-time Ironman 70.3 World Champion Craig Alexander, superstars Luke McKenzie and Caroline Steffen.  Subic Bay is chosen as an ideal avenue for this triathlon event due to its  accessibility plus the terrain is perfect for the swim, bike and run stages.

The course includes a 1.9-km swim, which starts and ends at Sands of Triboa via the Subic Bay Airport to Transition 1.  A 90-km bike ride,  which starts on the runway to Argonaut Highway to Rizal Highway toSubic-Tipo Expressway, and all the way to Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expessway or SCTEX.  Participants then take a U-turn upon reaching Florida Blanca Interchange and head back to Transition 2 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center.  The race culminates with a 21-km run  to the finish line.

To top it off, the Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 in Subic Bay, Philippines will serve as a qualifying race for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria.  Thirty age-group qualifying slots are at stake including the $ 15,000 prize purse for the event.  The event will be staged in four days from 5 March 2015 to 8 May 2015.

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Models strutted on the runway the triathlon gears and apparels

On February 18, Wednesday, the upcoming triathlon was launched with a bang at the New World Hotel in Makati attended no less by triathletes, sponsors, and media people.   It presented the best runway looks for triathlon clothing and gear, and culminated with a short Q&A session on the Ironman 70.3  event.

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From left, Domingo Enerio III, chief operating officer of the Tourism Promotions Board; triathlete and CEO of Sunrise Events Fred Uytengsu; triathlete and general manager of Century Pacific Food Greg Banzon; and, VP for marketing of the Manila North Tollways Corp. Renie Ticzon

The Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 triathlon is produced and organized by Sunrise Events, and made possible through the support of sponsors and partners: Vita Coco, Gatorade, 2Go Express, Saucony, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Manila North Tollways Corp., North Luzon Expressway, Bases Conversion and Development Authority, Philippines Star, Endurance Magazine, Century Bangus, Sante Barley, Prudential Guarantee, Department of Tourism, Tourism and Promotions Board of the Phlippines, Timex, Communications, PLDT Subictel, Intercare, FinisherPix, Shotz, Devant and Belo Sikin Care.

For more details, please visit www.century pacific.com.ph or www.ironman703subicbay.com.