Celebrities to join Ironman 70.3 race in Cebu

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Saturday, August 2, 2014


A HOST of local celebrities will join in this year's edition of Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines, which will be held this weekend in Cebu City.

Cebuano actor and triathlete Matteo Guidicelli will return to his hometown to race with close friend Ivan Carapiet.

Leading to Sunday's event, the 25-year-old actor documented his trainings through series of photos posted on his official Instagram account.

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Guidicelli's close friend, "Eat Bulaga" host Ryan Agoncillo will also participate in the Ironman 70.3.

Agoncillo's wife, actress Judy Ann Santos, is also in Cebu to support her husband.

The power couple also bumped into Maricel Laxa and husband Anthony Pangilinan, who are also in the Queen City of the South to race.

Meanwhile, news personality Kim Atienza supported son, Jose, who participated in the kids division of the race, which was held Saturday at Shangri-la Resort in Lapu-Lapu City.

It will then be Atienza's turn on Sunday as he will be part of the main Ironman event.

Other stars who are also in Cebu for the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines are Kapamilya leading man Piolo Pascual and Kapuso actress Jennylyn Mercado.

Aside from local celebrities, former Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button is back in the Philippines for the annual Cobra Ironman 70.3 race.

Fresh from his Hungarian Grand Prix stint, the McLaren driver arrived in Cebu on Friday with fiancé, Argentine-Japanese model Jessica Michibata.

Button also participated in the 2012 and 2013 Ironman races. (Sunnex)

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