The Ironman 70.3 Puerto Princesa aims to surpass the success of the first edition in Palawan last year in terms of participation and impact, with the second edition on November 12 hosting the Asia TriClub and Relay Championship.
In fact, Puerto Princesa is putting down a whopping P500,000 (approximately US$8,800) as the top prize in the premier race of 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run, set out on a challenging course in the tropical paradise with a vibrant urban environment. Centre.
The IM 70.3 Puerto Princesa will participate in the 2023 Global IRONMAN TriClub Championship Series as the 10th international event while also being the first such event in the country.
“We are very excited to return to Puerto Princesa and host the Asia TriClub and Relay Championship,” said Jeff Edwards, Managing Director of Asia for organizing The IRONMAN Group.
“This event will bring athletes of all levels, each contributing to their team for the Asia TriClub Championship title. The energy and sense of community among the TriClubs closely mimics the warm and welcoming nature of Puerto Princesa and the culture surrounding it and we look forward to welcoming athletes from all over the world to the unique and vibrant city,” said Edwards.
Ten events across five regions currently make up the Global TriClub Championship Series as the season draws to a close, including the IM 70.3 Panama, Athletic Brewing IM 70.3 Oceanside, IM 70.3 Marbella, IM Australia, IM 70.3 Victoria, Carilion Clinic IM 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge , Maytag IM 70.3 Steelhead, IM 70.3 Maine and IM Wisconsin.
The IM 70.3 Puerto Princesa gets even more exciting with the Princesa Run, a fun 5 km run on November 10, and the Ironkids Philippines, with young people from 6 to 15 years old, on November 11.
Registration is ongoing. For more information, visit ironman.com/im703-puerto-princesa-register.
Dipolog City’s John Alcala and Singaporean Ling Er Choo stormed home in thrilling fashion in the closing stages to claim bragging rights as the first IM 70.3 Puerto Princesa champions, with the duo expected to play back-to-back against a souped-up international field .