Ironman 70.3 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Ironman 70.3


Huelgas shines as best Asian finisher in 2019 Ironman 70.3 Cebu

Aug 11, 2019 - 4:07 PM

Two-time SEA Games gold medalist Nikko Huelgas impresses in the 70.3 distance

TOP ASIAN. Nikko Huelgas finishes 8th overall in the 2019 Ironman 70.3 men's tournament. Photo from Ironman live blog

Pinoys nab Ironman 70.3 world championship slots

Aug 05, 2018 - 10:30 PM

Asian elite winners Banjo Norte and Alexandra Ganzon are going to Nice, France in 2019 to compete against some of the world's top triathletes

PINOY PRIDE. Banjo Norte (left) and Alexandra Ganzon top the Asian elite category while competing among the world's best in the Ironman 70.3. Photos by Beatrice Go/Rappler

WATCH: How Ironman darling Mendez fell in love with PH

Aug 05, 2018 - 4:56 PM

The Filipino fan favorite from Mexico recalls how he first felt that he was part of a family in the Philippines

FAN FAVORITE. Mauricio Mendez swoons the crowd after clinching the 2018 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific title. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Mendez, Kahlefeldt clinch Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific titles

Aug 05, 2018 - 1:06 PM

The 2018 Davao Ironman 70.3 winners repeat their title performances in Cebu

STREAKING. Mauricio Mendez (left) and Radka Kahlefeldt win the Ironman titles again in their second time in the Philippines this year. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

World's best duke it out in Ironman Asia

Aug 03, 2018 - 9:17 PM

Tim Reed and Melissa Hauschildt are picked as favorites to rule the Asia-Pacific triathlon championships in Cebu

AUSSIE RULE. Australians Melissa Hauschildt (left) and Tim Reed look to continue their Asia-Pacific Ironman reign. Photos by Ironman Philippines (Hauschildt) and Beatrice Go/Rappler (Reed)

Piolo Pascual, Enchong Dee lead Ironman relay squad

Aug 03, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The two celebrities banner the Sun Life relay team vying for honors in the 2018 Ironman 70.3 race in Cebu

STAR POWER. Sun Life Financial boasts a star-studded team composed of celebrity athletes like Piolo Pascual, company executives and elite athletes. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

World slots up in Ironman 70.3 Philippines

Aug 01, 2018 - 5:06 PM

Age-group berths for the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in France are up for grabs in the Cebu race

FAVORITE. Three-time world champion Melissa Hauschildt of Australia hopes to flash her winning Ironman form in Cebu.

Ironman PH: Marawi medals weave hope

Jun 02, 2018 - 8:45 AM

The 'Alab ng Puso' award features medal ribbons made by Maranao weavers from war-stricken Marawi

PERSEVERANCE. The finishers of the Ironman 70.3 Philippines will receive medals that also serve as reminders of perseverance amid insurmountable odds. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Mendez, Kahlefeldt rule pro division in 1st Alveo Ironman 70.3 Davao

Mar 25, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Mauricio Mendez overtakes 2016 Cobra Ironman 70.3 champion Tim Reed and finishes with a time of 3:50:32

PRO WINNERS. Radka Kahlefeldt (left) and Mauricio Mendez (right) are the inaugural Alveo Ironman 70.3 pro winners. Photos by Sunrise Events Inc.

Huelgas, Benedicto clinch Top Asian Elite honors in Ironman 70.3 Thailand

Nov 26, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Filipino triathletes Nikko Huelgas and August Benedicto continue their winning ways in 2017

1-2 FINISH. National athletes Nikko Huelgas and August Benedicto take the top two honors in the Foremost Ironman 70.3 Thailand. Photo from Foremost Ironman 70.3 Thailand Facebook

Davao raising P30M for biggest Ironman race in 2018

Sep 22, 2017 - 2:59 PM

The race hopes to gather 2,700 contestants who will traverse from Davao City to Tagum City on their bikes, take a 21.1-kilometer run on Davao’s commercial district, and swim at a mixed-use property developed by Ayala Land Inc.

GOING THE DISTANCE. Wilfred Uytengsu Jr, the main organizer of major Ironman races in the country, meets Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. Davao will host the Ironman 70.3 race in 2018. Photo by Mick Basa