Ironman Announces Cebu, Philippines As Host Of The 2018 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship

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 Regent Aguila IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship will take place in Cebu on August 5 2018

TAMPA, Fla./MANILA, Philippines (September 20, 2017) – IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, announced that IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship will come back to Cebu, Philippines, in 2018. This is the second time Cebu will host the race after the 2016 edition. 

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The awarding of the IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship to IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines, Cebu continues IRONMAN’s long-standing partnership with Sunrise Events, Inc., the Philippines’s leading sporting event company, which operates Century Tuna IRONMAN Philippines, ALVEO IRONMAN 70.3 Davao, IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam and FOREMOST IRONMAN 70.3 Thailand. 2018 will mark the 10th anniversary of IRONMAN presence in the Philippines. 

“It is exciting to have the IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship back in Asia, said IRONMAN Asia Managing Director Geoff Meyer. The number of IRONMAN athletes in Asia has been increasing constantly over the past few years and we’re happy to give them the opportunity to race the Asia-Pacific Championship in the region”. 

“2018 will be such a special year for us at Sunrise Events and for all IRONMAN athletes in the Philippines with the new Century Tuna IRONMAN Philippines, ALVEO IRONMAN 70.3 Davao and the Regent Aguila IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship. We look forward to welcome athletes from all around the world for those races.” said Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, President of Sunrise Events. 

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The 2018 Regent Aguila IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship will offer will offer a $75,000 USD professional prize purse (P-2000) and 50 age-group qualifying slots for the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nice, France. 

General registration for Regent Aguila IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship, will open on October 1st, 2017, at Athlete inquiries may be directed to Media may contact 

For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit

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A Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series®, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series races, road cycling events including the UCI Velothon Majors Series, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic, premier marathons including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon and other multisport races. IRONMAN’s events, together with all other Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. The iconic IRONMAN ® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 200 events across 50 countries. For more information, visit 

About Sunrise Events, Inc. 

Sunrise Events Inc was established in 2008 by Wilfred Steven Uytengsu after it has been granted the Ironman 70.3 license by the World Triathlon Corporation. The vision of the company is to stage world class events to put the Philippines in the sports tourism map of the world. SEI currently stages at least 13 events per year and has the exclusive rights to the Ironman 70.3, 5150, XTERRA and Ironkids events. The company has received multiple awards in the Philippines and in Asia for excellence in race organization and sports tourism. Its centerpiece event, the Ironman 70.3 held in Cebu is known to be the Crown Jewel of Asia in the Ironman world.