SUBIC – Local triathlon levels up with two key races blasting off today (Sunday) in Subic Bay with the Century Tuna full IRONMAN Philippines and the Subic Bay 70.3 Triathlon staking a combined record 105 slots to three World Championships in France, Hawaii, and Finland.
Three hundred and 40 bidders slug it out in the exacting 3.8km swim, 180km bike, and 42km run (full IRONMAN) battle, and 568 more from 33 countries in the 1.9km swim, 90km bike, and 21km run (70.3) event In a pair of races where one cannot predict the outcome with any degree of certainty.
That guarantees a frenetic chase not only for the overall championships and world tilt berths but also for the $1,000 prize added for each of the top finishers in the men’s and women’s divisions in both the full distance and 70.3 races organized by The IRONMAN Group/Sunrise Events, Inc.
Bidders in various age categories in the IRONMAN 70.3 kick off the action at 6:20 a.m. with each participant given 8 hours and 30 minutes to finish the entire course from the last rolling start release at the Subic Bay Boardwalk. Those vying in the Century Tuna full IRONMAN launch their respective bids at 6:40 a.m. with each entry given 17 hours to finish the race on a friendly course.