Se­cur­ing Ironman bets, a top con­cern

Sun.Star Davao - - TOP SPORTS - WITH SETH DE­LOS REYES/ SDD-CMO By Adam B. Mor­rell

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.

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