Photos by Javier Lobregat

The inaugural Alveo Ironman 70.3 Davao officially kicked off yesterday with press conferences, which featured Davao City mayor Sara Duterte, the reveal of the Kublai Millan-designed finisher medal, and a meet-up with the pros competing for their first Davao win. Judging by the scene of yesterday’s festivities, the race is set to become a classic.