Posts Tagged ‘Fred Uytengsu

15
Mar
11

In the News (Inquirer Lifestyle): Our list of top 15 CEO runners

Have you seen today’s issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer?  Check out the lifestyle section (C2) for this article by Anne A. Jambora which lists down some very remarkable running feats by 15 CEOs which include familiar names like Fernando Zobel de Ayala (COO, vice chair and president of Ayala Corp.), Wilfred “Fred” Uytengsu (President and CEO, Alaska Milk Corp.), David Charlton (CEO, David’s Salon Inc.), Camilla Brooks (General manager, Crown Worldwide Group), Jaymie Pizarro (Publisher/owner, The Bull Runner magazine), Jonel Mendoza (EIC/publisher/owner, Frontrunner magazine), and takbo.ph’s very own head honcho Jinoe Gavan (President, Leadpack Inc.).

I’d like to say that these people are truly admirable as they proved to us that there’s really no excuse if we really want to get things done.  CEOs can find time, and maybe if we can do the same we’d be CEOs in our own careers.  Keep it up running CEO idols!

P.S.

You may also view the online article here.

13
Dec
10

XTERRA Philippines “Pang Rave Run!”

Sunrise Events, Inc. headed by its President and Chairman and also Alaska Milk CEO Fred Uytengsu–the same people who have brought to us the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 race in the Philippines for two years in a row has again brought to Philippine shores another world-renowned sporting brand.

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24
Sep
09

Fred Uytengsu for Children’s Hour

Alaska Milk Corporation CEO Fred Uytengsu is competing in another Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii—this time not for the win but for underprivileged Filipino children via Children’s Hour Philippines.

To help, please download the pledge form.  If you can’t pledge, you may give a token amount thru G-Cash.  Just text DONATE<space>Amount<space>4-digit PIN<space>CHILDRENSHOUR and send to 2882.  For more information, please call Vic at 894-1163, Bukay at 752-1180, and Ching Arguelles at 840-4500 or visit http://www.childrenshour.org.ph/.

25
Aug
09

Bozzone and Bentley: The Rulers of Ironman 70.3 Philippines

The inaugural race that is Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines last August 23, 2009 held in Pili, Camarines Sur (CamSur) saw two world champions competing: the reigning 70.3 champion Terenzo Bozzone (New Zealand) and Ironman Hawaii World Champion Chris “Macca” McCormack, with the former ruling from a come-from-behind victory (03:51:25) and the latter settling for second (03:52:18)—a testament to world-class level of competition this race brought on our shores.  Cameron Brown settled for third place (03:52:31).  The women’s category was anything but a walk in the park either as eleven-time Ironman Champion of the Hawaii Ironman Championship Lisa Bentley (Canada) won the competition (04:24:29) followed by Gina Kehr (04:26:11) and Charlotte Paul (04:31:26).

Lisa Bentley and Terenzo Bozzone are the first champions of Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines (Credit: Ironman Philippines)

Lisa Bentley and Terenzo Bozzone are the champions of the first Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines (Credit: Ironman Philippines)

The Champions

Terenzo Bozzone is a professional triathlete from New Zealand.  After finishing school he focused on multisport and won the 2001 & 2002 Junior Men’s Elite Duathlon World Championship and the 2002 & 2003 Junior Men’s Elite Triathlon World Championship.  In 2008 Bozzone won the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida setting a new course record of 3:40:10.

Lisa Bentley is one of the most successful Ironman athletes of all time with 11 wins despite never having won an Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.  She is known as an excellent runner and often comes from behind off the bike to win.  Diagnosed in her 20’s with Cystic Fibrosis Lisa has become a role model for much broader audience.

Ironman 70.3

An Ironman 70.3, also known as a Half Ironman, is one of a series of middle-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) consisting of a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run.  70.3 is the total distance in miles.  The whole and each part of the event is half the Ironman distance.  The length of the 70.3 event encourages a meeting of Olympic distance/short course triathletes and Ironman/long course triathletes.  Like the Ironman, the bike section is non-drafting.  Since 2006 an annual Ironman World Championships 70.3 has been held at Clearwater, Florida, USA during the month of November.  Some Ironman 70.3 events also act as qualifiers for the full Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, and it includes the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines.

Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines

Murphy Reinschreiber, Managing Director Asia Pacific World Triathlon Corporation credits Fred Uytengsu, CEO of Alaska Milk Corporation, with finally bringing the Ironman to the Philippines with the holding of the Cobra Ironman 70.3 at the CamSur Watersports Complex (CWC).

Reinschreiber said after seeing Uytengsu’s passion, awarding the Ironman brand to the race was an easy decision to make.

“Our group is very selective at where we put our races,” he said.  “But then we meet a guy like Fred.  We see a venue like CamSur and a person like Governor LRay Villafuerte who is really very eager for it to happen…  So the decision to hold the race here becomes a very easy decision.”

The WTC official said the Cobra Ironman 70.3 is easily the biggest event in the WTC calendar in Asia this year.

“Ironman racing is different from other sports,” said Reinschreiber.  “It’s more than just winning.  It’s the experience of competing as athletes.  They are here to experience the local venue.  They are here to meet the other participants.  They are here to experience the whole race.”

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