Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom will be the official technology partner of the 2013 Ironman 70.3 Philippines, the country's premiere triathlon event scheduled on August 4 at Shangri-La Mactan Island Resort in Cebu City.
This is the fifth year that Globe will provide high-speed broadband internet service in support of Ironman 70.3 Philippines.
By making fast and reliable internet connectivity available at the venue, Globe would enable participants, and even the public to go online anytime they want so that they can post status updates in popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
“We are all set to provide our customers with a high quality mobile experience that would allow them to use their smartphones, tablets, and even laptops to chronicle the games from start to finish. Our support for this top triathlon event is also in line with the company’s advocacy to promote and encourage sports and other athletic activities,” said Yoly C. Crisanto, Head of Globe Corporate Communications.
Since its inception in 2009, Ironman 70.3 Philippines has become one of the most-anticipated sporting events in the country. The number of participants continues to rise with about 2,150 athletes from 35 countries worldwide already signed up for the individual or relay competitions. For this year, the race will feature a 1.9-km swim in the open sea, a 90-km bike and 21-km run.
The five biggest foreign delegations are expected to come from Singapore, Japan, Australia, US, and Hong Kong. Being a World Triathlon Corporation sanctioned event, winners of Ironman 70.3 Philippines are entitled to slots in the World Championships on September 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.