Azuela Cove of Ayala Land, a proud venue for the award win­ning Alveo Iron­man 70.3

Mindanao Times - - BUSINESS -

THE PHILIP­PINES is once again at the spot­light of the sport­ing com­mu­nity all over Asia. The 2018 Alveo Iron­man 70.3 Davao race was re­cently awarded the best Iron­man 70.3 Race in Asia while Davao City, was awarded as the Best Host City.

“The unique­ness of Davao City be­ing di­verse and the warm hos­pi­tal­ity of the Davaoeños. We have shown the world how the city works to­gether in unity, mak­ing sure that their ex­pe­ri­ence in the city would truly be a mem­o­rable one,” says Davao City Sports Chief Mikey Apor­tadera. Azuela Cove, the venue of Alveo Iron­man 70.3, is an Ayala Land Inc. es­tate in Davao. Tagged ‘Davao’s prime water­side life­style district’, Azuela Cove is the new­est lux­ury res­i­dence in Lanang. “We are proud to be the of­fi­cial venue part­ner of the Best Iron­man 70.3 in Asia,” shares Jun Bis­nar, Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer for Visayas and Min­danao, Ayala Land Inc. Ac­cord­ing to Sun­rise Events Gen­eral Man­ager Princess Galura, these awards are given by the triath­letes who joined Iron­man 70.3 leg se­ries. The Davao leg came out high­est in the sur­vey for the en­tire Asian Re­gion. “For our first year, we got two awards in a row: Best Iron­man 70.3 and Best Host City. It’s just WOW! The close part­ner­ship, sup­port and co­or­di­na­tion be­tween the lo­cal gov­ern­ment, the spon­sors and the or­ga­niz­ing team, give us the best re­sults, that mer­its the awards. Big con­grat­u­la­tions to the City of Davao and Ayala Land Inc. with its par­tic­i­pat­ing brands Alveo and Azuela,” she said. The race kicked off with the 1.9-kilo­me­tre swim at the Azuela Cove fol­lowed by a 90-kilo­me­tre bike from Azuela Cove to the turn­around point in Tagum City, and then a 21-kilo­me­tre run through the city cen­ter in Davao City. The 2018 Alveo Iron­man drew over 2,000 par­tic­i­pants in­clud­ing ath­letes from 38 coun­tries. IM 70.3 vet­er­ans Belinda Granger, Bub­ble Paraiso and Kim Atienza shared the high­lights of their IM ex­pe­ri­ence: “I was so ex­cited to read that Alveo Iron­man 70.3 Davao had won ma­jor awards. Ex­cited, yes, but sur­prised, no, as af­ter hav­ing had the honor of be­ing part of the event in 2018, I was sim­ply blown away by just how fan­tas­tic this in­au­gu­ral event was. Azuela Cove is the per­fect lo­ca­tion to host a triathlon. The ath­letes were treated to one of best or­ga­nized events that I have ever had the plea­sure of at­tend­ing. The race course is such a treat with the ath­letes hav­ing a fully closed course for both the bike and the run. The run it­self is even more spe­cial as ath­letes get to run down the main road of Davao City and the course is lined with spec­ta­tors the en­tire way and the at­mos­phere is sim­ply elec­tric. Bravo to Sun­rise Events and key ti­tle spon­sor, Alveo, for yet again rais­ing the bar and pro­vid­ing such a won­der­ful race ex­pe­ri­ence for both the pro­fes­sional and age-group ath­letes. -Belinda Granger, Pro­fes­sional World Cham­pion Triath­lete. The Alveo IM 70.3 is def­i­nitely at the top of my fave half iron­man cour­ses. Full road clo­sures with amaz­ing crowd sup­port plus lots of hy­dra­tion sta­tions make rac­ing eas­ier for us triath­letes. I love how well or­ga­nized the event was — from the nu­mer­ous scuba divers mak­ing sure all swim­mers are safe, to all the Mar­shalls and se­cu­rity go­ing around the race course.. even my fam­ily is as­sured that I would be rac­ing safely. The bike course is beau­ti­ful. Davao is beau­ti­ful. The pre and post race meals are amaz­ing. The venue, Azuela Cove, is spec­tac­u­lar. Ev­ery­thing about this race is very well done. I can’t wait to go back next year. -Bub­bles Paraiso, ac­tress and triath­lete. Alveo IM 70.3 s un­for­get­table. HIGHLY rec­om­mended for those do­ing this dis­tance for the first time. I never felt safest in all the races I joined than this swim. There were life­guards un­der wa­ter, by the swim buoys and fly­ing above via the pro­vin­cial he­li­copter. The bike course was the fastest and smoothest of all the 70.3s in the coun­try. Azuela Cove is beau­ti­ful, peo­ple of Davao are the most sup­port­ive! Con­grats Alveo for a job ex­cel­lently done! At 52 years old, I raced a PR this year at 5:50 en­joy­ing the course and the vibe. -Kim Atienza, host, weather an­chor, and triath­lete. Every ac­tive triath­lete in Davao en­sures to mark their cal­en­dars for each years up­com­ing Alveo Iron­man 70.3 at Azuela Cove.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Atty. Tris­tan Dwight Domingo – Assistant City Ad­min­is­tra­tion for Ad­min, Princess Galura – Gen­eral Man­ager of Sun­rise Events, Rico Manuel – Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Head for Min­danao, and Assistant Vice Pres­i­dent - Ayala Land, Inc.

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