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IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines

  • "We are extremely priveleged to be awarded the opportunity to host the Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championships in 2016." - Mr. Wilfred Steven Uytengsu

  • Welcome to the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines weekend!

  • Full house here at the #cobraironman703 Meet the PROs Press Conference!

  • Kenneth Cobonpue unveils this year's #cobraironman703 finisher's medal and the design of the winner's trophy. The hand in the bottom photo is Crowie's which he raised to say he wants to have that medal!

  • It's a beautiful morning here in Mactan, Cebu! Welcome to the Alaska Ironkids Triathlon Philippines!

  • "Today we are seeing the largest ever turn-out for the Alaska Ironkids!"

  • The race is now underway!

  • The Alaska team lead by Mr Fred Uytengsu is here at the Alaska Ironkids race to give their all-oit support!

  • Take a look at the contents of the Athlete's race bag.

  • Sinulog Queens at the ‪#‎cobraironman703‬

  • Airport welcome dancers!

  • Body marking!

  • Good morning! Scenes today at the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippibes Transition Area! Today is race day

  • The transition area is now closed and participants are now starting to move to the beach for the swim start. #cobraironman703

  • We're 15 minutes 'til swim start #cobraironman703

  • Mr Fred Uytengsu and our hosts Whit Raymond and Pete Murray here at the beach for the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines! #cobraironman703

  • The Male PROS and Elite were off at 6:27am and the Female PROS and Elite followed a minute after! The Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines is now underway! #cobraironman703

  • The rolling swim start started at 6:30pm.with six athletes going into the water at each time. #cobraironman703

  • Clayton Fettel was Male PRO out of the water followed by Sam Betten #cobraironman703

  • TOP 10 Pro Men - Out Of Swim

  • TOP 10 Pro Women - Out Of Swim

  • Filipino TV Personality Matteo Guidicelli

  • On to the bike @cobraironman703 in Cebu @claytonfettell and @SamBetten have 40s on the pack in the men's race.
  • In the women @Caroline_Xena already clear out of the swim from Kathryn Haesner and @Belinda_granger - thousands along the roads supporting.
  • Paul Jumamil was first Filipino Elite out of the water followed close behind by Banjo Norte both from Alaska Tri-Aspire. #cobraironman703

  • TOP 10 Pro Men - Thru Bike Split 1 - 29 km

  • By the first U-turn of the bike course, Male PROs leading Tim Reed and Brent McMahon

  • Paul Jumamil, first Filipino Elite to reach the bike u-turn ‪#‎cobraironman703‬

  • Kuya Kim Atienza now out on the bike!

  • TOP 10 Pro Women - Thru Bike Split 1 - 29 km

  • TOP 10 Pro Men - Thru Bike Split 2 - 45 km

  • Awesome crowd along the route regardlesş of the weather! #cobraironman703

  • Celebrity Victor Basa now out for the bike ride. ‪#‎cobraironman703‬

  • Piolo Pascual now approaching the 3rd bike U-Turn ‪#‎cobraironman703‬

  • At 45km on bike defending champion @tribrentmcmahon leads @CrowieAlexander, @timboreed & @TimBerkel. The group is 1min clear. #IM703Cebu
  • TOP 10 Pro Women - Thru Bike Split 2 - 45 km

  • Women Bike at 45km @Belinda_Granger bridged up to swim leader @Caroline_Xena with the pair 1m22s clear. Great Scenes at Cebu.#im703Cebu
  • Tim Reed leading on the way back to transition as he passed the Marcelo Fernan Bridge. He is followed by Tim Van Berkel and Brent McMahon. ‪#‎cobraironman703‬

  • Our defending champ Brent McMahon was first out of transition and is now on the run? Will he be able to hold on to his title? ‪#‎cobraironman703‬

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