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Ironman continues its growth in the Asia-Pacific region with the announcement for Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay – the second Ironman 70.3 triathlon in the Philippines. The inaugural Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay in Cebu will take place March 8, 2015, joining the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines triathlon. The burgeoning Asia-Pacific region will host three Ironman and eight Ironman 70.3 events in 2015.
The race is a part of a partnership with Sunrise Events, Inc.
“The growth of the sport in the Asia-Pacific region in the last few years has been extraordinary. We are delighted to add another race to our ever growing Ironman calendar, and thrilled to continue to work with the team from Sunrise Events,” said Ironman Asia-Pacific CEO, Geoff Meyer in the press release.
Wilfred “Fred” Steven Uytengsu, Jr., President and Chairman of Sunrise Events, expressed his excitement at the continued growth of triathlon in the Philippines. “We appreciate Ironman’s vote of confidence to expand the number of races we have in the Philippines and are excited for the inaugural Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay,” he said. “This new Ironman 70.3 race will capitalize on the popularity of triathlon in the Philippines as well as the interest we receive from triathletes in neighboring countries.”
Subic Bay is known for its white sandy beaches nestled at the foothills of the lush tropical rainforest of the Zambales mountain range. Subic Bay is 100km from Manila and is widely regarded as the Philippines’s premier sporting playground.
Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay will offer 30 qualifying slots for the 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand, Austria. Professional athletes at Subic Bay will be competing for a total prize purse of $15,000 USD.