IN PHOTOS: Celebrities at Ironman 70.3 race in Cebu

MANILA, Philippines – Stars ran and swam in Cebu on Sunday, August 6, for the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines race.

Piolo Pascual and Enchong Dee led this year's Sun Life team. Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, and Jake Cuenca, who are all part of the show Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin, also participated in the event.

@piolo_pascual taking a well-deserved rest. Good job, Piolo! #SunLifeTriTeam A post shared by Team Sun Life PH (@sunlifeph) on Aug 5, 2017 at 8:04pm PDT

Team @piolo_pascual, @mr_enchongdee and @tonieltwenty, happily showing off their Kenneth Cobonpue finisher medals! Congratulations again, gentlemen! :) #SunLifeTriTeam A post shared by Team Sun Life PH (@sunlifeph) on Aug 5, 2017 at 10:30pm PDT  

Enchong Dee and Piolo Pascual before the gun start of the swimming leg of #IM703Philippines A post shared by Star Magic (@starmagicphils) on Aug 5, 2017 at 6:55pm PDT 

 

Great job on the strong finish @piolo_pascual @andersongeraldjr and @juancarloscuenca! A post shared by Team Sun Life PH (@sunlifeph) on Aug 5, 2017 at 7:58pm PDT

Dedicated our race to You#Ironman703cebu @sunlifeph My respect goes out to all Trianthlon participants today... A post shared by Enchong Dee (@mr_enchongdee) on Aug 5, 2017 at 9:10pm PDT

 

 

@tonieltwenty, @piolo_pascual, and @mr_enchongdee sure showed heart in this year's #ironman703philippines! Good job and congratulations on an impressive finish! #sunlifetriteam A post shared by Team Sun Life PH (@sunlifeph) on Aug 5, 2017 at 10:05pm PDT

Apir!!! @mr_enchongdee @piolo_pascual @mateoguidicelli @andersongeraldjr @juancarloscuenca and @chinitaprincess #starmagicartists #ironman703philippines #im703cebu @starmagicphils A post shared by maricor maquie raquiza (@starmagic_maquieraquiza) on Aug 6, 2017 at 3:52am PDT

from @kamchiu IGS hahaha just had to post this!!!  right after the race, nakakaiyak parin talaga!! pero hindi all out kasi nakahiya maraming tao!! hahaha pero yung feeling is really different! parang sobrang fulfilling!!! you went to this place to reach that one goal to never give up, finish the race safe and to challenge yourself if you can do more. my 4th 21k but probably the HARDEST!!!running a 21km under the heat of 11am sun is really an extra challenge! thank you papa God for guiding me and everyone else at the run course the spectator and my co athletes! thank you for pushing me and cheering for me pag mu agi ko!! I feel home jud kay puro bisaya!salamat kaayo!!! A post shared by Kimberly Sue Chiu  (@chinitaprincess) on Aug 6, 2017 at 5:29am PDT

I must say.... This is the Best part of the Race!!! FINISH LINE!!!!!!!had a mixed emotions during the race... when I saw the "finish line" sign naiyak nako!  i dont know why but after all the hirap(cramps + knee and leg injury) during the entire run course, im so proud of myself that I was able to finish the race and my main goal is to not let my team mates down. Congrats to us team @trisixfive @xanderangeles @thedesolationofasha yay!!!! #ironmancebu2017 A post shared by Kimberly Sue Chiu  (@chinitaprincess) on Aug 6, 2017 at 5:10am PDT

Jake Cuenca did the biking leg of the Iron Man 70.3 Triathlon for Team De Rosa #IM703Philippines A post shared by Star Magic (@starmagicphils) on Aug 5, 2017 at 6:51pm PDT

Jake Cuenca at the starting line of the biking leg of the Iron Man 70.3 Triathlon #IM703Philippines A post shared by Star Magic (@starmagicphils) on Aug 5, 2017 at 6:51pm PDT

Gerald Anderson did the biking leg of the Iron Man 70.3 Triathlon for Team De Rosa #IM703Philippines A post shared by Star Magic (@starmagicphils) on Aug 5, 2017 at 6:41pm PDT 

Enchong Dee at the finish line of the swimming leg of the Iron Man 70.3 Triathlon #IM703Philippines A post shared by Star Magic (@starmagicphils) on Aug 5, 2017 at 6:28pm PDT

Kim Chiu joined the hundreds of people at the Iron Man 70.3 Triathlon starting line #IM703Philippines A post shared by Star Magic (@starmagicphils) on Aug 5, 2017 at 6:54pm PDT

We MADE it!!!  #Sub3 @chinitaprincess first Cobra IronMan70.3 philippines relay. #proudmoment #determination #motivation #proudachieasalways A post shared by Lakambini Chiu (@kamchiu) on Aug 6, 2017 at 12:32am PDT

 

Kim Atienza and Sam YG also joined.

That was the tough! Thank you for the privilege of triathlon Lord. #IM703Cebu always has a curve ball waiting in ambush. That was the hardest swim ever. #adidasph #2xu #oakleyph #rudyprojecthelmets #garmin #nuun A post shared by Kim Atienza (@kuyakim_atienza) on Aug 6, 2017 at 1:41am PDT 

Beyond words.. • Officially inaugurated into the Ironman family after 4 months non-stop training! Congratulations to all finishers today. It may have been the toughest race of my life..but it was totally worth it  • #Ironman703Cebu #UpakLikeYouveNeverUpakedbefore #SwimBikeRun #NothingBeatsGatorade A post shared by Sam YG (@_samyg) on Aug 6, 2017 at 5:33am PDT

 

Matteo Guidicelli, who ran for the Ford team, got some cheers from girlfriend Sarah Geronimo, who met him at the finish line.

Matteo Guidicelli at the finish line of the swimming leg of the Iron Man 70.3 triathlon #IM703Philippines #ForzaTri A post shared by Star Magic (@starmagicphils) on Aug 5, 2017 at 6:17pm PDT 

Sarap mainlove.  #AshMatt #SarahGeronimo #MatteoGuidicelli #SarahG | repost from Ms. @bigbadbawang A post shared by Sarah Geronimo Fan (@isgfan) on Aug 6, 2017 at 5:31am PDT 

Ang saya lang.  #AshMatt #SarahGeronimo #SarahG #MatteoGuidicelli | (ctto) A post shared by Sarah Geronimo Fan (@isgfan) on Aug 6, 2017 at 1:30am PDT

Napakasaya namin para sa inyo.  #AshMatt #SarahGeronimo #SarahG #MatteoGuidicelli | ctto A post shared by Sarah Geronimo Fan (@isgfan) on Aug 5, 2017 at 10:39pm PDT

When a surprise is a success Happy to be here with you and all your loved ones @mateoguidicelli  now go get that sub-5H finish today at #IM703philippines #cebu A post shared by Garlic Garcia (@bigbadbawang) on Aug 5, 2017 at 8:58pm PDT 

Sending our brightest congratulations to Sun Life Ambassador, @mateoguidicelli too for a strong finish in the individual category. You make us proud! A post shared by Team Sun Life PH (@sunlifeph) on Aug 5, 2017 at 10:45pm PDT

 

Christine Jacob-Sandejas was also part of the Sun Life team.

Definitely our fitspirations: the #sunlifetriteam all-female contingent all smiles after completing the #ironman703philippines! Congratulations, @christinesandejas, @jaymiepizarro, and Laarni de Guzman @kissysmum! A post shared by Team Sun Life PH (@sunlifeph) on Aug 5, 2017 at 9:55pm PDT 

 

On the men's side, Australian Tim Reed won Ironman 70.3 Philippines for the 3rd straight year, while New Zealand's Amelia Watkinson is now the female title holder.

The race, however, was marred by the death of one of the participants, who went into cardiac arrest while doing the swim leg. – Rappler.com