August 5: Ironman 70.3 Philippines, Cebu
Beautiful Cebu island was the location for this year’s race as the organizers were keen to make it the Asian version of Kona’s 70.3. A great chance to catch up with Sonic members in the region, it was a good turn-out for the club.
Competitors were nervous leading up to the race with choppy seas and windy conditions but as the big day broke, the weather calmed. The one-loop 1.9k swim leg was like swimming through an aquarium as fish and coral lined the course and boats with drums and live bands helped keep rhythm. The bike course around Cebu island was hot and windy, with a sort of cross-country element as riders sped over bridges and tunnels. The run is where the real battle began as competitors began to suffer from the heat.
|Gabriel just on 6 hrs|
|Su Mei and David|
|Su Mei and Gigi|
Gabriel race report: http://freeyasoul.blogspot.hk/2012/08/ironman-703-philippines-2012.html was also highlighted by official website
The race featured local celebrities and British top Formula One racer Jenson Button and his super model girlfriend Jessica Michibata who turned themselves into triatheletes for the day.
2013 Ironman 70.3 Philippines registration opens on 1st December, 9am.