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VIDEOS: #IM703PH Meet the Champs recap

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DID you miss the Ironman 70.3 Philippines this year? Failed to catch a glimpse of your favorite triathletes? Watch these...

Top guns weigh in

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CEBU is not just the home of the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines for the past three years, it is also where some of the top...

First-timers want more

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THEY got kicked, slapped and elbowed. They fought through pain and cramps and the elements during race day. And they are...

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Ironman 70.3 slots gone in 40 minutes

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:23 a.m.

TO SAY that triathlon’s popularity has risen since the first Ironman 70.3 in the country last 2009 is an understatement. In just 40 minutes yesterday, all the 2,500 slots were sold out for next year’s Cobra Ironman 70.3 in Cebu.

Sunrise Events Inc. (SEI), the company behind Ironman 70.3 Philippines, opened its registration at 8 a.m. yesterday for all its triathlon events for 2015 and in less than an hour, the Cebu race was filled-out—eclipsing last year’s time, which took four hours before all slots were sold out.

VIDEOS: #IM703PH Meet the Champs recap

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 04:55 p.m.

DID you miss the Ironman 70.3 Philippines this year? Failed to catch a glimpse of your favorite triathletes? Watch these videos of the professional athletes and Filipino elites answering questions from the press.

Piolo leads Sun Life TriTeam in Ironman 70.3

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 03:34 p.m.

ACTOR Piolo Pascual has once again proved that he is more than just a "hottie" boy next door, as he joined this year's Ironman 70.3 Philippines.

Team Reliance tops Ironman 70.3 all-men relay

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 11:29 p.m.

WHO would ever think that the all-men relay champion team of the just-concluded Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Cebu City will come from Davao City?

Top guns weigh in

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 11:15 p.m.

CEBU is not just the home of the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines for the past three years, it is also where some of the top triathletes in the county reside. And this year marks the end of the event’s contract with Cebu.

As of the moment, Sunrise Events Inc. (SEI) could not give a final answer as to whether they will extend the contract with Cebu or not.

Quijano: Of potholes and headgear

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 11:11 p.m.

WHEN is a pothole more than just a hole in a street? Answer: When it becomes an obstacle to be dodged and avoided by 2,500 tri-athletes in one of the biggest sports events in the country.

It then becomes a yawing, concave symbol of our abject failures- a fly in the ointment in what could be one of our proudest moments.

Pages: Cebu is the ideal stage for triathlon

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 10:17 p.m.

THE hosting of the Ironman 70.3 race is supposed to rotate every three years. In 2009, this event featured over 500 triathletes in Camarines Sur. The race lasted for three years in Camsur. Next, with much shock and disappointment from then-Gov. LRay Villafuerte, the organizers moved it south, to Cebu. Now, our three years are up.

First-timers want more

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 10:14 p.m.

THEY got kicked, slapped and elbowed. They fought through pain and cramps and the elements during race day. And they are motivated to finish. This may sound like just another day for elite triathletes, but no. These are the things experienced by Cobra Ironman 70.3 newbies Gregg Gabison, Jose Ontanillas Jr. and Dino Tormis.

IN PHOTOS: Ironman 70.3 Philippines winners

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 06:27 p.m.

HERE are the winners of the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines held Sunday at the Shangri-la Mactan Resort & Spa in Lapu-Lapu City.

‘Kid runner’ takes pros, crowd by surprise

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 10:14 p.m.

THE finish line at the Cobra Ironman 70.3 has been witness to several dramas of the finishers of the most intense triathlon to ever hit Cebu.

There were those exuding utmost joy for finishing the hardest physical challenge of their lives. There were those who pushed their selves to the limit that some collapsed and had to be taken out on a gurney. There were tears, some in joy, some in disbelief.

Benedicto regains Filipino elite title

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 10:14 p.m.

IT was August’s day. Subic-based triathlete August Benedicto was unfazed by the heat and made sure that the men’s Filipino elite title are back on his hands in the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Lapu-Lapu City.

It was more special as the win came a day after his birthday. He won it in 2012 but lost it to Banjo Norte last year.

Businessman, MMA fighter try luck in Ironman

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 11:48 p.m.

JOSE “Sangkoy” Ontanillas and Dino Tormis have carved their niches in their businesses and their own sports. One is an architect and a cyclist, the other a businessman and an MMA fighter. Both are about to embark on the toughest day of their lives.

Iron-willed men and women

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 11:47 p.m.

MIKE Limpag said it best: This weekend is the biggest in Cebu sports. It’s a triumvirate: the Tri’ called Ironman 70.3, the Little Olympics of Milo and the Cesafi opening.

With the IM race, imagine the growth: six years ago in Camsur, less than 600 joined; this morning, it has quintupled.

Fil-German athlete tops anew in Ironkids

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 10:25 a.m.

CEBU -- Filipino-German Arno Baetz ruled anew in the 13 to 14 years old male category with 31:32 elapsed time during the Alaska Milk Ironkids Triathlon at Shangri-La Mactan Resort & Spa on Saturday.

Yuan Chiongbian placed second at 32:13, while Brent Valelo of Caloocan City once again landed in the third place at 32.42.

Last-minute work for Ironman; DPWH races to fix potholes

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 11:47 p.m.

CEBU CITY -- The final preparations for the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines are in place, as the asphalting of potholes in the bike course has started and is set to be completed today, August 2.

Meanwhile, hundreds of kids are expected to take part in the Ironkids today, still at Shangrila Resort.

42-year-old Sir Gregg of USJ-R goes for first Ironman

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:24 p.m.

THE saying “life begins at 40” is especially apt for a 42-year-old dad who found his passion for triathlon two years ago.

Gregg Victor Gabison opted for a physical activity after he suffered from a severe health condition.

Button’s back

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:23 p.m.

THE Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines is on horizon. With just days away before it unfolds, local and foreign triathletes are feeling the craze and making the essential steps to come out strong on Aug.3 in Lapu-Lapu City.

Pages: Four cities, three sports, three days left

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:22 p.m.

TODAY, registration opens for all participants of the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3.

What’s 70.3? That’s the total distance of the race: 70.3 miles. The Sunday event is actually a “Half-Ironman” as the full Ironman is twice the measurement: 140.6 miles, translating to a 3.8K swim, a 180K bike ride and a 42K marathon.

Limpag: Busiest week in the history of Cebu sports

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 10:21 p.m.

THIS weekend is truly for the sports fan.

Aside from the Ironman 70.3 event, which will attract world-class athletes and showbiz personalities--if that’s your thing--two other major events are kicking off this weekend.

The pros are here

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:13 p.m.

FOUR days remain before the biggest triathlon event, the Cobra Ironman 70.3, blasts off and the elite triathletes have started arriving and made sure to express their excitement over the social media.

F1 driver Jenson Button is back for the second time and arrived with his team yesterday.

Experience Cebu through Cobra Ironman 70.3

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 11:22 p.m.

THE culture and heritage, the cuisine and the people of Cebu.

With almost everything in place for the much-awaited Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines on Aug. 3, the organizes encourage the participants to see Cebu from a perspective other than an athlete competing in this gruelling race.

MAPS: Ironman 70.3 Philippines race routes

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:05 p.m.

ORGANIZERS of the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines have released maps showing the routes for this year's race.

The Ironman 70.3 will be held on August 3 at Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa. If you're joining the race, check these maps.