Nick Baldwin admits there’s a lot of difference racing in full IRONMAN and 70.3 but the ace triathlete from Seychelles remains confident of scoring another victory in Subic when the Century Tuna IRONMAN 70.3 Subic Bay presented by Big Boss Cement is fired off tomorrow.
Baldwin crowned himself the first full IRONMAN king when he bested an elite field in Subic last year, clocking eight hours, 50 minutes and 13 seconds over the punishing 3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42k run race.
Ranged against the best bets in 70.3 (1.9km swim-90km bike-21km run), Baldwin hopes to put up a stronger performance coming off a rigid training in the run-up to the keenly awaited race organized by Sunrise Events, Inc. that drew participants in 41 countries vying in various categories.
Out to spoil Baldwin’s title bid are Aussies Tim Reed, Sam Betten, Tim Van Berkel and Conor McKay and Colombia’s Rodrigo Acevedo and Oli Stenning of Great Britain.
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An equally thrilling duel is expected in the women’s pro division among Swiss Caroline Steffen, Aussie Dimity Lee Duke, New Zealand’s Laura Wood, Manami Iijima of Guam and Lisa Tyack, also from Australia.