Globe Telecom is gearing up major support for the country’s top triathlon event, the 2012 Ironman 70.3 Philippines, as official technology partner and a main competitor in the race.
As technology partner, Globe will provide high-speed broadband internet service during the Ironman event set on August 5 at Shangri-La Mactan Island Resort in Cebu City to enable participants, and even the public to go online 24/7 to post status updates in various networking sites.
The Company will also field in 12 individual athletes composed of employees to compete in the triathlon event. A major contender since 2009, Globe employees already participated in various tune-up races such as the Anvaya Cove Invitational Triathlon held last December 2011 and the Subic Bay International Triathlon held last May. They are also set to join the inaugural 5i50 Triathlon in Subic as well as the TriUnited 2 in Batangas in June.
“Our participation in this year’s Ironman shows Globe Telecom’s all-out support to our employees’ quest for excellence not only at work but in other activities like sports. We are proud of our team, made up of full-time employees, who continue to pound it out and practice in preparation for the race. This shows that we in Globe work hard and play just as hard as well,” said Globe president and CEO Ernest Cu.
Last year, 12 Globe employees and two relay teams successfully finished the race.
The Iroman 70.3 Phils has become one of the most-awaited sports activities in the country attracting thousands of participants since its inception in 2006. The race which will be held for the first time in Cebu City features a 1.2 mile swim in the open sea, a 56-mile bike and 13.1 mile run. Two months before rhe race, Ironman already attracted reached its maximum limit of 1,500 participants made of athletes from here and around the world.