Century Tuna stages its inaugural half-Ironman distance (Ironman 70.3) on March 8, 2015 after 3 years of supporting the 5150 Triathlon and Subic Bay will be the event venue. Subic Bay has been chosen as the venue for its calm waters and well maintained but challenging bike and run routes.
The course includes a 1.9 kilometer swim, 90 kilometer bike ride which will include portions of SCTEX and 21 kilometer run to the finish line. I’ve already experienced biking on SCTEX and I could attest that it will be tough because of elevation and inclines.
Over 20 professionals of various nationalities are expected to arrive headed by three-time Ironman World Champion and two-time Ironman 70.3 World Champion Craig Alexander. Other professionals that would be gracing the event includes Luke Mackenzie and Caroline Steffen.
Here are some photos of the media launch event held at the New World Hotel Makati: