Regent Aguila and Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship, through its producer and organizer Sunrise Events, Inc., have forged a long-time partnership, ensuring an uninterrupted staging of the premier endurance race that features the world’s leading and rising triathletes the next five years in the sport’s home in Cebu.
With its first sponsorship of Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship already surpassing the event’s past hosting in terms of participation and depth of the field, the two sides have agreed to stage the event until 2022, boosting Phl triathlon in general and the Filipino triathletes in particular.
The first Regent Aguila Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship unwrapped Sunday (Aug. 5) at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa in Lapu Lapu City with a record cast of 2,7000 from over 51 countries disputing top honors in various divisions in the challenging 1.9km swim-90km bike-21.2km run event offering a total prize fund of $75,000.
“This is the Crown Jewel of Asia – so expect a gold level and race organization,” said SEI general manager Princess Galura. “Cebu has also won the most spectator friendly race in the world this year so it will be an experience, not only for this inaugural Regent Aguila Ironman 70.3 but all the way to 2022.”