Ironman 70.3 Philipines // 14 August 2011
A notoriously hot & humid race, ideal for UAE trained triathletes. Neil Flanagan and Simon Marshall both registered for this race prior to Ironman China being cancelled. Registration was closed at this time which meant additional Kona slots were up for grabs. Bonus time!
Simon Marshall now had a prime opportunity to qualify via a 70.3 after a disappointing race in South Korea the month before. Neil Flanagan in great form – the man who vowed to never go long was now in the envious position of being in the running acquiring a Kona slot ‘by accident’ almost… but would he take it if he did?