Uytengsu crows about triathlon boom in PH
Bilyonaryo Wilfred Steven Uytengsu deserves a pat on the back for the success of the Ironman 70.3 Philippines event at Subic Bay on 6 March 2016.
“We are delighted to see the interest and demand for the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines sell out in just 4 hours. Clearly the sport has grown tremendously in the Philippines but we are also attracting triathletes from all over the world with over 30 countries represented,” saidUytengsu, chair of Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Philippines.
Uytengsu marketed the event as the “last big race” before the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii or the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida.
Uytengsu, a triathlete, said the event was part of his goal to develop sports tourism in the country anchored on the new but fast-growing sport which combines swimming, running, and cycling.
“While the sport is still relatively small, there has been significant growth in the past couple of years. As more and more people seek a healthier lifestyle, triathlon is well positioned to attract many new participants,” Uytengsu said.
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