Brent McMahon shows who's king in Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Cebu

Aug 3, 2014
Brent McMahon of Canada is the first to cross the finish line in Mactan. Cobra Ironman 7.3

CANADIAN Brent McMahon ruled the 2014 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 on Sunday at the Shangri-La Mactan in Cebu.

McMahon, a veteran of the 2004 Olympics in Athens, finished the 1.9-kilometer swim, 90-kilometer bike and 21-kilometer runin three hours, 59 minutes and five seconds. Australian Sam Betten (04:07:30) came in second while Casey Munro (04:13:18) was third.

Caroline Steffen of Switzerland retained the women's title by clocking 4:32:34. Completing the podium finishers were Australians Rebecca Hoschke (4:38:34) and 2011 champion Belinda Granger (4:48:32). The Philippines’ Monica Torres finished fifth with a time of 5:03:35.

The fastest Filipino Elites in the sixth edition of the event that attracted 2,600 triathletes from 40 countries were August Benedicto (4:34:55), John Philip Duenas (4:41:59) and Kristiane Glendale Lim (4:52:48).

Actor Mateo Guidicelli, an avid triathlete, led celebrities who took part which included Kim Atienza, Piolo Pascual, Isabelle Daza, Ryan Agoncillo and Gretchen Fullido.

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