Ironman PH, IM 70.3 in Subic expected to draw huge turnout

Ironman Philippines Century Tuna Ironman Philippines and 11th IM 70.3 Subic Bay

FILE–Century Tuna Ironman Philippines and 11th IM 70.3 Subic Bay events are scheduled for next month.

The court Century Tuna Ironman Philippines and 11th IM 70.3 Subic Bay races set for  June 9 at Subic Bay Boardwalk are expected to draw a huge turnout from athletes and their families from around the globe.

In addition to the main events, the 5km Century Tuna Super Bods Underpants Run and the Choco Hero IRONKIDS triathlon are on tap during on June 7 and 8, respectively.

The races feature age-group categories with individual and relay events, along with the novel team tents competition.

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Forty-four countries will compete in the upcoming endurance race, with Japan, France and the USA leading the charge with 54, 18 and 16 entries, respectively.

Meanwhile, Singapore and Vietnam will each field 10 participants and the host country has entered 147 competitors three weeks into the staging of the blue-ribbon event.

Subic Bay, renowned for its tourist attractions, remains in pristine condition year-round as host for the IM 70.3 and the full IRONMAN events.

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Participants in the IM 70.3 will face a 1.9 kilometer swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run (70.3) challenge, while the full IRONMAN will test the athletes’ limits with a 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42.2km marathon.

The IM 70.3 and full IM are part of the IRONMAN Group’s 2023-24 Season Pass and Flex 90 programs. These offerings allow athletes to participate in multiple race across Oceania and Asia at a reduced cost and provide flexibility in changing race dates without penalties.

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