Ironman 70.3 returns to Cebu
More than 2,000 athletes visited Cebu in early August 2013 to compete in the Cobra Ironman 70.3, which the province hosted for a second straight year. The competition tested the competitors’ endurance, as well as the patience of commuters in four cities.
Lapu- Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza, in whose cities the 1.9kilometer swim and 21- kilometer run took place, thanked constituents for their understanding.
“We have a bigger hosting challenge in 2014 as we attempt to undo ourselves,” she said. Local government and police officials credited the success of the event to close coordination among local officials and organizers, as well as an information campaign, particularly on the road closures, a week before the race.