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First win in the Philippines, Cebu « Caroline Steffen’s Blog


First win in the Philippines, Cebu

This morning, I just got back home to Leysin from my 6-day trip to the Philippines. I raced the Cobra IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines in Cebu last sunday and did some media/sponser work for our ALASKA Team TBB Philippines . It was a great little trip with a spectacular race venue and many new impression of a colorful and very unique country.

Presentation of the finisher medal, made by star designer Suarez and Sons Inc.

It’s a hot, blue sky day in Cebu, Philippines. The Shangri La Mactan Resort private beachfront is already covered in people at 7am. Supporting the IRON-kids at saturday and meeting with our Team TBB manager Alex.

Short catch up with F1 Champion legend Jenson Button saturday before the race. Very modest and likeable person!

Raceday: wavy swim, flat ride and hot hot hot run with a humidity of 85%.

I celebrated my first win in the Philippines while Australian Pete Jacobs survived Cameron Brown’s challenge to complete a three-peat in the men’s pro division of the Cobra energy drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines.

Winners of the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines are seated (from left) Monica Torres, Belinda Granger, Caroline Steffen, Pete Jacobs, Bree Wee and Amanda Stevens. The others are (standing from left) Erich Felbabel, August Benedicto, Matt O’Halloran and Cam Brown.

Spend some great time with friends and fans at the Ironman Expo (Mit Janssen Morados, Stephen Corpus, Caroline Steffen, Robert Dexter Ding und Oscar G. Cribe hier: Shangri-la Mactan Cebu)

Congrats Matt for his 3th place and big congrats also to our four scholars Dhill Anderson Lee, Marc Altura, Banjo Northe and Loren Dale Echavez for the great 3th place in the relay.

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