MATTEO Guidicelli and Piolo Pascual take time out from their hectic schedules to showcase their sporting prowess again as they head a big number of celebrities suiting up for the second Alveo Ironman 70.3 Davao presented by Petron on Sunday at Azuela Cove.
Guidicelli and Pascual have been competing in the annual event the past few years as part of their healthy lifestyle and their presence has boosted the event.
Joining them are Kim Atienza, Dingdong Dantes and Bubbles Paraiso in the event featuring individual and team competition in the 1.9K swim, 90K bike, 21K run race.
Focus will be on the centerpiece Elite division with Mexican Mauricio Mendez and Czech Radka Kahlefeldt bracing for a tougher challenge in the event organized by Sunrise Events, Inc.
Former world champion Tim Reed leading the Australians’ charge along with Sam Betten, Tim Van Berkel, David Mainwaring, Matt Lewis and Fraser Walsh.
Kahlefeldt gears up for a showdown with regular Philippine campaigners Caroline Steffen of Switzerland, Dimity Lee Duke, Kirra Seidel and Lisa Tyack of Australia and Guam’s Manami Iijima.
Entries from the United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Mexico, Ukraine, India, Malaysia, Qatar, the US, Belgium, Spain, Italy, New Caledonia, Singapore make up the bulk of more than 2,200 triathletes vying in the event.
The other entries are from South Africa, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Great Britain, Korean, Norway, Thailand, Switzerland, Greece, Kuwait, New Zealand, Turkey, China, Guam, Mexico, Panama and Taiwan.
Backed by Alveo, Petron, Lungsod ng Dabaw, Azuela Cove and the Enderun Tent, Davao del Norte, Panabo, Tagum and Carmen, 2Go Express, TYR, GU, Vitargo, Rudy Project, Aboitiz Power, Davao Light, David’s Salon, Davao Metro Shuttle and Prudential Guarantee.
Meanwhile, the IronGirl fires off with 1,000 participants taking part in the 5k fun run put up by Herbalife Nutrition for 12-years-old-and-above at 5 p.m. on Friday.