Securing Ironman bets, a top concern
THE safety and security of triathletes joining the Alveo Ironman 70.3 Davao that will kick off on March 25 at the Azuela Cove is the primary concern of Davao City organizers.
A total of 1,800 triathletes from 38 countries will vie for honors in this milestone event that will happen first in Mindanao.
Sports Development Division-City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO) officer-in-charge Michael Denton Aportadera said Central 911 along with oother rescue responders will be deployed to ensure the safety of swimmers.
“This is a big event and we do not want to shame Davao Region and Davao City,” Aportadera said, adding that they will provide the utmost protection to participants, making them feel they are loved and welcome in Davao City and the whole region.
Department of Public works and Highways (DPWH) chief information officer Dean Ortiz, however, assured the committee that three lanes will be completed for smooth passage of riders particularly in Bingcungan, Tagum City.
Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) corporate communications officer Rossano Luga said they will stop repairs and suspend operations along the race routes during the event.
Meanwhile, Princess Galura, during the executive committee meeting with the technical working group and government agencies heads and representatives in Panabo City on January 11, last Thursday, confirmed that Asia-Pacific defending Champion Timothy James Reed of Australia is joining the race.
He also said Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is hopeful that all visitors coming for the Ironman 70.3 will enjoy and feel that “Life is Here in Davao” during their short stay, bring the good news to their family and invite more to come to Mindanao and see the beauty of the promise land.