Ironmen are made of Steel - a testament to the First Ever Full-Distance IRONMAN Race in the Philippines

 

So many interesting stories at Century Tuna IRONMAN Philippines at Subic today.

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"No fuss, just wrap me up and I'm good to go!"

Gerry Gosen from Singapore, a Zone 1 swimmer on 45-49 age category, fell off his bike on KM110 when a cyclist bumped him on the back. He had to ride the remaining 70kms with a possible shoulder or collarbone fracture. He couldn’t put weight on his arm. On T2, he asked the medics to bandage his arm just to lessen movement & the pain so he can run the 42kms and finish his race. 

He finished the race last Sunday in 171st place out of 1,084 Overall - clocking in at 12:41:06. Now that is a man made of steel!

Here are other sights and sounds from the race:

 An epic piece of art for your mantle. More of the story of the special medals here >>>  Century Tuna IRONMAN [2018] Program Book

An epic piece of art for your mantle. More of the story of the special medals here >>> Century Tuna IRONMAN [2018] Program Book

 Sunrise Events Marketing Joanne Gotladera working late the night before the race.

Sunrise Events Marketing Joanne Gotladera working late the night before the race.

 Athlete Briefing at the Plenary Hall. Excitement was in the air as information, inspiration and weather forecasts were announced.

Athlete Briefing at the Plenary Hall. Excitement was in the air as information, inspiration and weather forecasts were announced.

 Couldn't help but go shopping at the Expo! 

Couldn't help but go shopping at the Expo! 

Awesome discussion by the Legends. Watch the video - definitely would learn something from the panel of Dave Scott, Craig (CROWIE) Alexander, and Lance Watson with Fred Uytengsu.
Kuya Kim's weather forecast for tomorrow @Century Tuna IRONMAN Philippines. There's bad news, good news, news news 💥👊⛈💦☀️🔥😬🌧
 BEA-Utiful race start at the ACEA!

BEA-Utiful race start at the ACEA!

Century Tuna IRONMAN Philippines - 70.3 swim start.
Sending some love to the future Ironmen (and women)! Century Tuna IRONMAN Bike Leg 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️
 Sorry for the paparazzi post Sir, but this looked like a well-deserved rest! Congratulations on finishing your race!!!

Sorry for the paparazzi post Sir, but this looked like a well-deserved rest! Congratulations on finishing your race!!!

Package has arrived fresh from Subic. #whereskyrie [Facebook post of Triathlete Kyrie Eleison]