A decade of perseverance pays off as Philippines set to host full Ironman

ABS-CBN Sports on May 25, 2018 01:38 PM
Decade of hard work pays off as PH set to host full Ironman
Check out an inspiring clip aimed to rally participants of the first full-distance Ironman in the Philippines!

After a decade of Ironman 70.3 Ironman races in the country, June 3rd marks a first for the Philippine triathlon community as the sport's toughest race distance will finally happen in Subic Bay. 

Ironman Philippines 2018 is all set to challenge local and international athletes—all of whom will race for the right to call themselves Iron men and women.

To get there, they will have to swim in open water for 3.8 km, bike for 180 km and then run 42 km before crossing the finish line. 

The reward? Being hailed as an Ironman or Ironwoman in your home soil.

Ahead of the event, Century Tuna, its main backer released a video to rally participants and to pique the interest of sports fans to watch and be part of this historic event. 

“Staging the country’s inaugural full-distance triathlon race is a challenge we gladly accepted. We truly wanted to give serious Pinoy and international triathletes the opportunity to achieve their personal fitness goals and do a full Ironman on Philippine soil,” shares Greg Banzon, EVP and COO of Century Pacific Food Inc. 

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