Tim Reed looks to defend title in Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 19, 2016 06:39 PM
This year’s race brings the strongest line up of professional triathletes across the globe
Multi-awarded Australian pro Tim Reed makes his way to Cebu to headline the much-awaited 2016 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship, the biggest world-class triathlon event on Philippine soil with close to 3,000 participants from 43 countries all over the world. Reed, who was crowned as 2015 Cobra Ironman 70.3 champion is expected to ‘Find his Strong’ in the upcoming race.
The Ironman 70.3 triathlon is a multi-stage endurance competition involving a 1.8k swim, 90k bike, and 21k run in immediate succession. Excitement for the prestigious Cobra Ironman 70.3 has been high since it was announced that Philippines will be home to the 2016 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship, it is the first time in the history of Ironman 70.3 that the Asia-Pacific Championship will be held within Asia. With 2,900 slots sold out in less than 30 minutes, this year’s race brings the strongest line up of professional triathletes across the globe – and they will all converge on August 7.
Highlighting their unwavering commitment to the sport and empowering athletes, global high-performance running brand Saucony will be showcasing their award-winning performance footwear at the Cobra Ironman 70.3. Represented by defending champion Australian pro Tim Reed, fastest local olympic distance record holder John Chicano from the Philippine National Triathlon Team, celebrity triathlete Matteo Guidicelli with Team Ford Forza, and seasoned triathlon champs Team Herbalife, Saucony unleashes their best racing shoes just in time for the prestigious destination triathlon.
The ultimate race day favorite Type A is the gear of choice by elite athletes for its firmer midsole that allows for a faster turnover as you chase your next best time while its lightweight mesh and Flexfilm provide an ultra-comfortable fit from toe to heel. Meanwhile for natural motion running loyalists, there is no substitute. Lockdown fit, a quick, resilient ride, and a great underfoot feeling are the calling cards of the Kinvara running experience. The latest edition Kinvara 7 gets an EVERUN drop-in piece in the heel for added cushioning where it's needed most, while the sleek, FLEXFILM-infused upper supports the foot for assurance with every stride.