Former IRONMAN 70.3 champions Tim Reed and Caroline Steffen regained their winning forms to rule their categories in the 2019 Century Tuna IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines held in Subic, June 2.
Reed confessed that he started feeling insecure after not winning anything for several months.
“This is my first win since September last year. So in time like that you start to doubt yourself a little bit. Sometimes you think you’re getting older. And you’ve got three kids and you think ‘how long can I keep doing this?’ And then your form comes back and you’re racing well again. So I’m really glad. Hopefully I keep doing this for a long time,” said Reed.
“I feel like my form is coming back. I had a bit of a rough patch for a few months. It’s nice to be racing well again. I’ve had three wins in Cebu and a win here before. So it’s very special to get a win again here in the Philippines. I obviously love coming back here. It’s a great feeling.”
Steffen was also overjoyed with her victory in Subic specially since it came in a race in the Philippines.
“It just feels great to win again. I’ve been racing in Subic so long that I’m really quite comfortable. I had a good swim. I had some problems with the bike and had a difficult time riding the hills. But I got off to a really good run which led to the win,” said Steffen.
Tim Van Berkel placed second to Reed while 2018 IRONMAN Philippines winner Nick Baldwin was third.
Dimity Lee Duke placed second to Steffen while Laura Wood was third.
Close to one thousand triathletes from 41 countries participated in the race held at the triathlon capital of Philippines, Subic.
The IRONMAN 70.3 race was the culmination of week-long activities which started with the Big Boss Cement Beach Clean-up of the Subic Bay Boardwalk. It was a public service activity of globally respected Big Boss Cement, which produces cement products with the highest level of structural strength.
Big Boss Cement Marketing Manager Josephine De Leon said the clean-up was the first of their many activities geared toward preserving the environment.
“As baby steps as it might be, we consider it as a huge success for us in Big Boss. We are definitely doing more environment preservation activities may it be on land and ocean in the near future,” said De Leon.
The Big Boss Cement executive said the clean-up was made possible through the cooperation of both the public and private sector including the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary Group, PNP Maritime in Subic, SBMA Fire Department and Gordon College.
Century Tuna IRONMAN 70.3 Subic Bay was held through title sponsor Century Tuna, presenting sponsor Big Boss Cement, venue host Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), bike leg racing partner NLEX SCTEX, official logistics and courier partner Black Arrow Express, official footwear Hoka One One, official sports drink Gatorade, official swim brand TYR, official energy gel Gu, major sponsors David’s Salon, Prudential Guarantee. Media Partners One Sports on Cignal, The Philippine Star, Trilife Magazine, Asiatri.com, Finisher Pix, marketing partners Alaska, AlcoPlus, Australia Harvest, Cetaphil, Devant, SunLife Financial, Regent Foods, Rudy Project, Sanicare, Storck, Timex, registration partner, Active Network, official hotels Acea Subic Bay, Court Meridian Hotel, LeCharme, and The Lighthouse Marina Hotel.
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