Sports | Filipe Azevedo and Sarah Crowley Dominate IRONMAN 70.3 in Davao City

Davao City, Philippines - Alveo IRONMAN 70.3 in Davao City showcased incredible athleticism and endurance as the world's top triathletes converged to compete in the race. The season's kickoff has come to a close as Portuguese Filipe Azevedo crossed the finish line to claim the title as the overall winner.

The IRONMAN 70.3 race, known for its challenging terrain and distance, saw Azevedo put in an exceptional effort throughout the 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride, and 21.1km run. The triathlete established an early lead in the swim portion of the race and never looked back, holding onto their advantage all the way to the finish line.

Azevedo, who hails from Portugal, secured his victory by crossing the finish line first with a time of 3:51:10, narrowly edging out is Ognjen Stojanovic from Serbia who finished 3:52:29. Tuan Chun Chang from Taiwan rounded out the top three finishers in the pro-male category with a time of 3:57:13.

Meanwhile, Professional triathlete Sarah Crowley from Australia dominated the pro-female category, finishing with a time of 4:20:15 and beating out her closest competitor, Lauren Brandon from the USA who finished 4:22:50. Professional triathlete Lottie Lucas from UAE secured the third position in the category, finishing with a time of 4:25:10.

Sharing the podium were IRONMAN 70.3 male and female overall winners Olivier Godart (M45-49) and Sophie Kirk (F30-34) other age-group winners, Chris Weeks (Male 30-34), Christopher Mascarenhas Keyes (30-34), Alex Woodman (30-34), Chen Li (35-39), Rhia Stawicki (Female 30-34), Anna Gorbacheva (35-39), Leyann Ramo (30-34), Agnieszka Najnigier-Pierzynowska (40-44).

The Alveo IRONMAN 70.3 Davao powered by Petron is fully organized by Sunrise Events Inc. part of the IRONMAN Group. Other titles to be disputed in the event, are sponsored by Alveo, Petron, Active, Gatorade, HOKA, ROKA, and VinFast LLC.

The Alveo IRONMAN 70.3 Davao presented by Petron is backed by Global Premier Partners Active, Gatorade, Hoka, Roka and Vinfast; with Global Technical Partners Athletic Brewing Co., Biostarks, Breitling, Fulgaz, Hyperice, Qatar Airways, Santini and Wahoo;.  Media Partners Outside+ and and;  Asia Supplier Partners Always Advancing, Compresport, Ekoi,. Event Partners are Alveo, Petron, City of Davao, Azuela Cove, Department of Public Works and Highways, Province of Davao del Norte, City of Tagum, City of Panabo, The Municipality of Carmen, Lightwater, Prudential Guarantee, One Sports and Cignal.

For more information on the Alveo IRONMAN 70.3 Davao presented by Petron visit, For information on IRONMAN 70.3 Davao. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit Media inquiries may be directed to

About The IRONMAN Group   

The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series events including the Canyons Endurance Runs, Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Catering to the full athlete experience, the company portfolio also includes FulGaz® virtual cycling, the most realistic indoor riding experience connected fitness application aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit  

About Sunrise Events

In the Philippines, Sunrise Events is the company behind the IRONMAN brand and races. It is the company that owns and produces all the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 races in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The multi-awarded and consistently sold-out IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines in Cebu is considered the Crown Jewel of Asia and won as Best Spectator Award at the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii in 2018.

About Advance  

Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, 1010data and Pop. Together these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Warner Bros. Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit

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