Saturday, July 6, 2013

Cobra Ironman 70.3 Returns To Cebu

The Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines returns to Cebu, the country's number one tourist destination, as the province hosts its fifth edition as well as the Alaska Ironkids Triathlon on August 3 - 4, 2013

Already in its fifth year the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 has become the biggest and best Ironman 70.3 race in this part of the world with over 2,000 participants from 35 countries across six continents. All slots for the race were sold out four days after they were offered to the public and more than 600 individuals are on the waiting list

Leading the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines are the professional triathletes notably three-time champion Pete Jacobs of Australia. Jacobs is a regular fixture of the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines. He will gun for a fourth consecutive victory after winning the past three editions in 2010, 2011 and 2012

He will have his hands full against Cameron Brown of New Zealand and Alaska Team TBB's Mathieu O'Halloran who placed second and third in the 2012 race, and 2x Ironman World Champion Chris "Macca" McCormack. Other male professionals to watch out for include Ben Allen Australia, Fredrik Cronberg of Sweden and Michael Murphy of Ireland


Defending women's champion Caroline Steffen of Alaska Team TBB returns to defend her crown. Her strongest challenge will come from 2011 champion and 2012 third placer Belinda Granger who is fresh from her triumph at the Century Tuna 5i50 Triathlon in Subic last June. Expected to compete for the crown are Bree Wee from the United States (who placed second last year), Alaska Team TBB's Christie Sym, and Jacqui Slack of Great Britain


The Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines is a qualifier for the IronMan World Championships Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada on September 8. The Ironman 70.3 Philippines has become one of the most-awaited sporting events in the country attracting thousands of participants since its inception in 2009

It is one of the country's most popular sporting events. A world class race it attracts thousands of both local and foreign participants yearly since its inaugural race in 2009


For more information, check out the Cobra Energy Drink IronMan 70.3 Philippines website, www.ironman703phil.com

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