The crown jewel returns: The popular Ironman 70.3 triathlon is back in the Philippines in 2024 after a two year break, this time hosted in Lapu-Lapu City.
Backstory: A decade of success.
- Started in 2012, the Ironman 70.3 Philippines race has attracted thousands of athletes from 60+ countries.
- It's won awards for best spectator experience and was the Asia Pacific Championship in 2016 & 2018.
What they're saying:
- "Lapu-Lapu has been an integral part of the Ironman 70.3 in Cebu for 10 years. We're happy to host and showcase our beautiful island," said Mayor Junard Chan.
By the numbers:
- 2,000 participants in 2022
- 1.9km ocean swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run
The bridge is key: The CCLEX bridge is a highlight of the course, allowing athletes to traverse between islands.
The bottom line: The prestigious Ironman 70.3 returns to Lapu-Lapu City in 2024 after a two year pandemic break, bringing economic benefits and showcasing the Philippines as an adventure destination.