Posts Tagged ‘Century Tuna

13
Jun
18

Century Tuna Ironman Philippines 2018 Weekend

One of the weekends that I always look forward to each year is when Century Tuna Ironman is held.  It’s one of the few times in the year where world-class triathletes come to the country and show why they are called “elites” in the sport.  It’s also that time of the year where new Ironmen and Ironwomen are forged.  Here’s my recollection of the historic weekend when the Philippines hosted its first full-distance Ironman.

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11
Jun
18

Caught with My Pants Down: My First-Hand Account of the Century Tuna Underpants Run

When I learned that the Century Tuna Underpants Run will be its own event to be held in Manila, a part of me was dismayed as I’ve always associated the event with the Ironman.  But at the back of my mind, I still had some hope that the Ironman tradition would still stick around, and days before the first full-distance Ironman event in country, I was not disappointed!

Taken shortly after gun start.

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05
Jun
18

Century Tuna Superbods: The Underpants Run kicks off the Country’s First Full-Distance Ironman Weekend

The original Century Tuna Superbods: The Underpants Run again opened the Century Tuna Ironman weekend and as always, it was participated in by the triathletes and running enthusiast.

The starting line of the underpants run.

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04
Jun
18

Nick Baldwin and Liz Blatchford emerge as top finishers of The Century Tuna Ironman Philippines 2018

It was history in the making as the Philippines hosted it’s first-ever full-distance IRONMAN event last weekend in Subic.  Participants came from all over the world and in the end, Seychelles’ Nick Baldwin and Australia’s Liz Blatchford emerged as its first ever champions.

It was an emotional finish for Nick Baldwin (left) as he became the first IRONMAN champion from Seychelles.  On the women’s side, it was Liz Blatchford from Australia that became the first female champion of IRONMAN Philippines.

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05
May
18

Feature: Your Guide to Getting Ironman Fit

Hello triathletes!  The first ever full-distance Ironman in the Philippines is less than a month away.  How’s your training going?  Joining this epic event or not, here are some tips for those preparing for their big event.

A scene from the 2017 Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay, Philippines.

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20
Mar
18

Feature: The Ironmen Among Us

Triathlon is one of the most challenging solitary sports one can partake, for various reasons.  Even training for a short distance event can be very daunting, what more if you’re aiming for a 70.3 or a full IRONMAN?  For those needing motivation, here are five individuals of various backgrounds that you may draw inspiration from.

Full-distance triathlon finishers come from all walks of life.

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08
Mar
18

On the Spot: Celma “Chang” Hitalia

It’s International Women’s Day today and in line with this special day, I’m featuring one tough lady: Celma “Chang” Hitalia of Century Tuna Tri-Hard team.  Last year at the age of 52, she just conquered the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii!

Celma “Chang” Hitalia of Century Tuna Tri-Hard team.

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