Posted by: cruisec0ntr0l | March 9, 2016

Craig “Crowie“ Alexander and Caroline Steffen win top prize at Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 at Subic Bay

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Craig "Crowie" Alexander

PRESS RELEASE:

MANILA, Philippines — Five-time Ironman World Champion Craig “Crowie” Alexander and two-time Ironman World Champion Caroline Steffen were the fastest finishers of their divisions at the 2016 Century Ironman 70.30 at Subic Bay, Philippines, clocking in at 3:48:56 and 04:09:40 respectively.

Australia’s Craig Alexander raced past Germany’s Patrick Lange (03:50:45) who came in second, and fellow Aussie and defending champion Tim Reed (03:52:28) who came in third. Lange who started strong on the swim and bike legs was overtaken by Alexander who snatched the lead during the run, six kilometers from the finish line.

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Caroline "Xena" Steffen

Meanwhile, Switzerland’s Caroline Steffen secured first place over Czech Republic’s Radka Vodickova (04:14:51), and Dimity-Lee Duke (04:23:52). It was a tight battle between Steffen and Vodickova who led the female pro division throughout the race.

August Benedicto (04:20:15) won the men’s Filipino elite division, followed by Benjamin Rana Jr. (04:33:23) and Jorry Ycong (04:35:48) while Monica Torres (04:39:45) clinched the top spot of the women’s Filipino elite division over Maria Hodges (05:16:20) and Ani Karina Brown (6:46:03).
The podium finishers received jeepney-shaped medals and trophies from SEI president Wilfred Steven Uytengsu and Century Pacific Food Inc. General Manager Greg Banzon during the awards rites. The first five men and women finishers of the pro category of the Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 received prize money as follows:
1st place: US$ 3000
2nd place: US$ 2000
3rd place: US$ 1250
4th place: US$ 750
5th place: US$ 500
Beyond the achievement of completing a half Ironman, Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 in Subic Bay serves as a qualifying race for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia with a total of 40 qualifying slots at stake.

Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 is organized by Sunrise Events, Inc. and made possible through the support of a number of sponsors and partners including: Ford, Vita Coco, Gatorade, Century Bangus, 2Go Express, NLEX-SCTEX, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, ACEA Subic Bay, Department of Tourism, Tourism and Promotions Board of the Philippines, Saucony, Timex, Prudential Guarantee, The Lighthouse Marina Resort, Court Meridian, Subic Bay Yacht Club, Subic International Hotel, Xurpas, The Philippine Star, ABS-CBN Sports and Action, Trilife, AsiaTri.com, Finisher Pix, Sante Barley, Alaska Milk Corporation, David’s Salon, Intercare, GU, TYR, Human Nature, PLDT Subictel, Cetaphil, Regent, Omega Painkiller Pro, Sanicare, Video Sonic, Beer Below Zero, and Miller Genuine Draft Beer.
For more details, visit http://www.centurypacific.com.ph or http://www.ironman703subicbay.com.

Photos courtesy of Jamil Buergo

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