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Patching of potholes in roads to be used in Ironman bike course starts

By: Dale G. Rosal August 02,2014 - 01:27 AM

The Department  of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started to patch up the potholes along the 90-kilometer bike course of this Sunday’s Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines.

The race technical director Neville Manaois said yesterday that DPWH and Cebu City already started the patching of the roads but he can’t determine when it will be completed.

He said in yesterday’s press briefing at the Laguna Garden Cafe that organizers are hoping that the fixing of the road will be done by Saturday evening.

“We want to assure everyone of a safe race, that’s why we are doing our best to have these roads repaired,” Manaois said.

Manaois also said the weather on weekend will be sunny with isolated cloudiness.  But he said his team is still monitoring for sudden changes of the weather, just like what happened last year, where they were forced to cancel lower age bracket competitions because of heavy rains.

Manaois added that his group is monitoring wind condition in the entire race course. The wind condition, according to Manaois, will affect the speed of the participants when they are traversing the bike course and could affect the waves of the waters during the swim leg.

Manaois said that they will be posting the latest weather updates in their official Facebook page. The race briefing of the Alaska Ironkids will be held today to be followed by a press conference at the Shangri-la’s Mactan  Resort and Spa.


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