Bravo! Alaska Ironkids

Alaska Ironkids Run Race

It was great to see kids having spirits up high at Alaska Ironkids Run Race held at SM Mall of Asia Complex last June 1 in celebration of World Milk Day in the Philippines. I can imagine how these proud parents taught them habits of discipline and motivation while enjoying their childhood. No one can tell, maybe one of these children could be Philippines’ next triathlon champ.

Konting chika naman. I get to chitchat with JD Hizon (6 years old) from Team Hizon, who place 2nd in Team Relay category. JD is the son of my good friend Marge and Jeff Hizon who are into extreme sports like duathlon and offroad cycling of Team EXO (Team Executive Offroad Cycling Association). According to the proud mother and father, it was his first run so JD prepared one month training for the run race and had his extreme practice two weeks before said event. JD already participated in mountain biking race and swimming. Astig talaga!

Sharing some photos from Alaska Ironkids Run Race.

JD Hizon from Team Hizon

JD Hizon from Team Hizon

Cool tokens from Alaska Ironkids

Cool tokens from Alaska Ironkids. Photo from IG: bee_yen

WINNERS:

1st Athena Shanessa Chang & Justicia Mariearl Tan Glendwyn Giles Maniscotes
2nd Mariane Marie Guevarra Matthew Thomas Alumbres
3rd Denisse Andreah Bernabe Umi Martin Abelarde

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Cobra Ironman 70.3 in Cebu

Cobra Ironman 70.3 in Cebu

Cobra Ironman 70.3 in Cebu

August 4-5, 2012

Cebu

Cobra Ironman 70.3 takes to the sea

The Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines takes to the sea in Cebu as the province hosts its fourth staging as well as the Alaska Milk Ironkids Triathlon on August 4 – 5, 2012.

After racing in a man-made lake the past three years participants will swim in open water as the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines holds the 1.2-mile swim part in the sea starting at the beach of the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa in Mactan Island. The province of Cebu will literally host the event with the 56-mile bike ride traversing four municipalities ( Lapu Lapu, Mandaue, Cebu City and Talisay). The culminating 13.1-mile run will be at Punta Engano, Lapu Lapu City.

Race organizer Sunrise Events, Inc. promises to top the wildly successful races of the past three years assuring that that this year’s race will be its biggest, most exciting edition yet.

A huge field of 1,319 individuals and 115 relay teams from 31 countries, with 350 on the wait list, will test their strength and endurance once again as Ironman 70.3 Philippines provides another once-in-a-lifetime triathlon experience. Alaska Milk Ironkids Triathlon on the other hand is for the youngsters. It is the local junior version of the international triathlon series, Ironman. It is open to kids age 6 to 14 years old and aims to promote an active lifestyle for kids to promote their health. Leading the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines are the professional triathletes including back-to-back champion Pete Jacobs of Australia.

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