Seychelles’ Nick Baldwin, who ruled the first-ever full Ironman last year, returns to Subic this week, aiming for another endurance feat in the Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay presented by Big Boss Cement firing off June 2.

But though the upcoming 1.9km swim-90km bike-21km run event will be just half of the punishing 3.8km-180km-42km race the last time out, Baldwin still expects a tougher outing given the depth of the competing field in the centerpiece pro division.

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Nick Baldwin

It includes former 70.3 world champion Tim Reed and multi-titled Sam Betten along with fellow Australians Tim Van Berkel and Conor McKay with Colombia’s Rodrigo Acevedo and Oli Stenning of Great Britain boosting the cast in the men’s division of the event organized by Sunrise Events, Inc.

Meanwhile, the Big Boss Cement beach clean up today at Boardwalk kicks off a series of activities culminating in the CT Ironman 70.3 on Sunday. The two-hour public service will also be held on June 3.

Also on tap at 8:30 a.m. today is the Sun Life Bike Out for cycling and fitness enthusiasts with a series of activities also lined up for the week leading to Saturday’s Alaska Fortified IronKids swim-run at the WOW Recreation and Activity Center.

For details, visit www.ironman703subicbay.com or the Facebook page Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay and @im703subicbay on Instagram and Twitter. Official event hashtags are #CenturyTunaIM703 #im703subicbay.

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