Cebu Brings the Cobra IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship 2016

CEBU, one of the Philippines top tourist spots and the place known for its native delicacies, natural views, and historical land during the Spanish regimen will be bringing once more the much awaited multi-sports event, the Cobra IRONMAN 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship 2016.   

Yours truly Runner Rocky got an exclusive invite to cover the exclusive presscon of the said event on July 7, 2016 at the Shangrila Hotel The Fort, Taguig City wherein they revealed exciting adventures to look for during the event. Photos during the coverage can be viewed on Runner Rocky's official Facebook Fanpage via this link: Cobra IRONMAN 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship 2016.   

The IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship will head to the Philippines on August 7, 2016. According to the official IRONMAN organizer, the championship event will now be rotated annually throughout the Asia-Pacific region, starting with  IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines, Cebu. This event will offer a $75,000 USD professional prize purse and 30 age-group qualifying slots for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. 

“We intend to stage our best event yet which will coincide with our five-year anniversary in Cebu and our eight year in partnership with IRONMAN. We look forward to welcoming everyone with our trademark Filipino hospitality,” said Wilfred 'Fred' Steven Uytengsu Jr, the President and Chairman of Sunrise Events.  

Just like in the previous launch, the medal of this year's IRONMAN was not yet revealed! According to the one who designed the said medal, it was the tradition of the IRONMAN not to reveal the medal before the actual event. The participants will see the actual medal when they crossed the finish line on the actual event. This will add more thrills and excitements to them!  

Triathletes Matteo Guidiceili and Ivan Carapiet graced the event. Matteo hosted the program while Ivan gave insights about this sports. I will share my exclusive video interviews with these two guys on my next posts so stay tune! 

Matteo Guidiceili and Runner Rocky Discussed About Triathlon 

The Reigning Bb. Pilipinas Supra Natural Graced the Event Representing Cebu

Aside from Matteo and Ivan, the other personality who graced the event was the current Bb. Pilipinas Supra National 2016, Ms. Rogelie Catacutan. Rogelie represented the beautiful place of Cebu along with the performers who showcased an interpretative Cebuano dance number to the audience. 

Meanwhile, check out the whole IRONMAN COURSE below:

Swim start at the beautiful Shangrlia Mactan Beach – with crystal clear water.  T1 is at the Mactan Newtown, about 100 meters away from swim exit. 

The bike traverses four cities forming an M –Loop, showcasing urban Cebu.  Here you will experience the famous headwind of the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Cebu!

The run is along the roads of Punta Enngano, lined up by 100,000 townsfolk cheering every one until the last participant.

With this exciting course and beautiful venue, it seems like Runner Rocky will transform into an IRONMAN soon! What do you think?!

Cebu has been the home of the Cobra Energy Drink IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines since 2012.  Race Central is the beautiful Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa at the historic City of Lapu Lapu. For four years now, more and more triathletes are joining the race not only to experience and conquer the challenge but to feel the beautiful place of Cebu as well!

The official website of IRONMAN Philippines revealed the following record: 2500 Slots sold in four hours. 500 people in the waitlist. 97.6% participant ranking in 2013. Wow! So amazing!

So are you ready now to take the challenge of an IRONMAN?! Join us and feel the adventure of this multi-sport tradition! (Runner Rocky)

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Known as Runner Rocky, Rocky Batara is the owner of this website. He is an IT expert, a Principal Software QA Engineer by profession and a Blogger and Digital Content Creator by passion and hobby. He loves to blog about lifestyle, celebrities, entertainment, tech, sports, and fitness giving rise to his 6 major active websites. Rocky is also active in Social Media such as in YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok since he loves to take videos and photos of different things including interviewing celebrities and different personalities. You may follow Rocky on Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram via his username @therunnerrocky and on YouTube at @RunnerRocky. Meanwhile for inquiries, collaborations, and event invites, feel free to send him email at:

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