Ironman triathlon at Subic Bay

Published May 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

Multi-titled Tim Reed of Australia expects to race in top form as he seeks to bounce back from a series of setbacks and reclaim the crown in the Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay presented by Big Boss Cement, which unfolds Sunday in Subic Bay.

Winner of the inaugurals of this event in 2015 and a three-time Ironman 70.3 champion in Cebu, Reed has had a number of sorry finishes in the last top-level endurance races, including a fourth place effort in Davao last March.

But the 2016 world champion sees a big turnaround come Sunday, ready to take on the best in the premier men’s pro division, including first Philippines full Ironman champion Nick Baldwin of Seychelles no less.

“I’m really excited to return to Subic Bay. With the race previously held in March, I’m often rebuilding fitness after a short off-season and I’m really excited about racing further into my season when my race fitness should be at a really high level,” said Reed.

Aside from his world-class rivals, the Aussie ace also braces for a tough outing on a new course lined up for the 1.9km swim-90km bike-21km run event and the weather condition at this time of the season.