The world’s most famous triathlon, Ironman 70.3, will be coming to Cebu this Saturday, August 2, 2015 again organized by Cobra Energy Drink! Ironman has gained global fame with many companies from different parts of the world offering to host triathlons with the name.
It took only the first 4 hours for the 2,500 slots for athletes to be completely sold out with another 500 on the waiting list! For an event like this with its international reputation means there’s one activity that the non-triathlon enthusiasts would no doubt be looking forward to - celebrity watching.
The celebrities you need to watch out for are:
1.) Piolo Pascual
Piolo will be rejoining the Sun Life Team again for another Ironman 70.3. Before the his first triathlon in 2014, the actor had been wanting to join at least a marathon but had difficulty finding time, even having to cancel joining one in Berlin, Germany. It seems, though that he’s now able to manage his career as well as his fitness trainings as he’s back for his second.
2.) Matteo Guidicelli
While Pascual had just gotten into the world of sports and fitness, Guidicelli is known for being involved in different sports from a very young age. He got his first dirt bike when he was only 9 years old and started karting when he was 11. He had a chance to play basketball along with professional athletes, and took a shot at polo. Several of his pictures are of him swimming, running and biking. Given his experience, joining a triathlon was no surprise.
3.) Victor Basa
Basa joined the growing league of guys who are juggling an acting career and their love for sports and fitness. He and Guidicelli were both on the Ford Forza Team for the Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 triathlon this year. A lover of ice hockey, he’s also takes his workouts at the gym very seriously, judging from the photos he posts.
4.) Paul Jake Castillo
Last year, Castillo joined the triathlon team of Omega Pain Killer, a product of the family-owned business, International Pharmaceuticals, Inc (IPI). That decision seems to have been the start of a career as a triathlete. Early in 2014, the company announced on their website that the team was to participate in 9 races of that year.
Want to watch and cheer for your favorite celebrity but don’t know where the race is taking place? This year’s Ironman 70.3 will begin at the Shangri-la Mactan Hotel and Resorts. The entire race course will span from Mactan to Mandaue to the area of Cebu City leading to the South Road Properties all the way to Talisay City and back. Check out the routes for each course below to be more familiar with the designated areas.