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Century Tuna Brings Ironman 70.3 to Subic

Posted by on 20. February 2015

Triathlon has grown significantly over the last few years with continued demand for races and more people getting into multisports.  With the growth of the sport comes a new Half-Ironman destination in Subic Bay.  Century Tuna brings Ironman 70.3 distance to Subic Bay and that’s even closer for multisport athletes in Luzon.  Get ready to Swim 1.9 kilomters, Bike 90 kilometers and Run 21 kilometers at Subic Bay and SCTEX as the inaugural Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 is happening on March 8, 2015.

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Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay

Mr Domingo Ramon C. Enerio III of Tourism Promotions Board, Wilfred Steven Uytengsu of Sunrise Events, Greg Banzon of Century Tuna and Renato Ticzon of Manila North Tollways

Century Tuna being an advocate of a healthy body and a healthy lifestyle has always been active in the triathlon scene and they also have one of the toughest triathlon teams in Century Tri-Hard.  Century Tune has also been supporting the Ironman 5150 Triathlon for the past 3 years.  They are taking it into the next level as they are bringing the Ironman 70.3 triathlon event to Subic Bay for the first time on March 8, 2015.  Subic Bay would be an ideal course for triathletes with its scenic views and it’s logistically easier for most triathlete in Luzon area.  Traithlon has been on an upswing with triathlon events happening once or twice a month.  The Philippines is starting to be a hub for triathlon events with the half-ironman distance triathlon, also known as the Ironman 70.3 attracting thousands of participants annually, including delegates from other countries.  Subic Bay would be a perfect destination due to its accessibility and ideal terrain, calm waters and well maintained bike and run routes.  The race would also showcase the beauty of Subic Bay as a tourism hub and also let the triathletes navigate the SCTEX in the bike route.

A fashion show was another highlight of the presscon.

There will be over 20 professionals of various nationalities attending Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay including Ironman World Champion and two-time Ironman 70.3 World Champion Craig Alexander as well as superstars such as Luke Mackenzie and Caroline Steffen.  This would make the event the most competed triathlon race in the country by virtue of the number of professionals at gun start.  The international field of professionals and age groupers serves as a perfect backdrop for the Century Tuna brand as it expands its presence in the world market. Century Tuna is now exported to 48 countries including USA, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Italy and most countries in the Middle East.

Century Pacific Food Inc’s Greg Banzon talks about the upcoming Century Tuna ironman 70.3

Century Tuna has supported the triathlon and fitness community in the Philippines for years now as a way of remaining committed to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for Filipinos.  We felt it was time to offer Filipinos a bigger challenge that keeps pace with the expectations of the community.  The interest so far, which includes that coming from the international triathletes circles, tells us that the inaugural Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 triathlon event is met with high anticipation and excitement, and will soon be part of the triathlete’s calendar, said Greg Banzon, General Manager of Century Pacific Food Inc.

 

Aside from the satisfaction and prestige of finishing the Ironman 70.3 distance and the visual delights of the Subic Scenery, the Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay will also serve as qualifying race for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Zell am See-Kaprum, Austria.  Thirty age-group qualifying slots are at stake, along with $15,000 prize purse for the event.  The event is slated to span over four days from March 5 to 8 at Subic Bay, Philippines.  The Century Ironman 70.3 is produced and organized by Sunrise Events, Inc. and made possible through the support of a number of sponsors and partners including Vita Coco, Gatorade, 2Go Express, Saucony, SBMA, MNTC, NLEX, BCDA, The Philippine Star, Endurance Magazine, Century Bangus, Sante Barley, Prudential Guarantee, Department of Tourism, Tourism and Promotions Board of the Philippines, Timex, David’s Salon, Smart Communications, PLDT Subictel, Intercare, FinisherPix, Shotz, Devant and Belo Skincare.  For more details you can visit. http://www.centurypacific.com.ph or http://www.ironman703subicbay.com.

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19 Responses to Century Tuna Brings Ironman 70.3 to Subic

  1. Angelic Sinova

    These courses seem so intense! One of my best friends from high school is an athlete and she’s done three triathlons in her life. I’d have to train for years to be able to compete in something like that <3

  2. lesvoyagesdumonde

    Wow! This looks intense. One thing on my bucket list is to complete a triathlon. Might need to get into shape first though!

  3. growingupmomma

    Wow, that looks so intense! my uncle has done quite a few Ironman’s and they are definitely not for the faint of heart. Are you participating?

  4. Stephanie

    This looks like something I’d like to watch on TV but not actually participate in. I’m way too old for that sort of thing. However, I’ll always be a cheerleader at heart!

  5. The Mad Mommy

    Wow, this is a huge event! I have so much respect for these athletes!

  6. Beth

    Wow, so intense! I love going to events like this to cheer people on… someone I’d love to actually run a marathon, but not Iron Man.

  7. Sharon Phillips

    This is something for tv for me. Nothing I can participate in. Go for it though.

  8. Lauren R

    The iron man race is awesome to watch! I don’t think I’d ever be able to do it, but it’s awesome for those that can!

  9. Myrabev

    I have heard a lot about ironman but the USA one not much outside that but looks like the presscon and the fashion show was awesome, the race part of it gave me palpitations since i can not run to save my life. I have only ever done 10K in my life and not sure I will be doing it again.

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