Sun Life Tri-Team Marks 5th Year With Ironman 70.3 Race

The Sun Life Financial Philippines Triathlon Team will be marking its 5th year by participating in Ironman 70.3 in Cebu on August 5 by fielding a total of 13 racers in the prestigious competition, led by brand ambassador Piolo Pascual, actor Enchong Dee, and its very own executives. 

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Sun Life Financial Philippines Triathlon Team

Piolo, who will bike for one of the relay teams, will once again team up with Enchong (swim) and his longtime friend, athlete Toniel Ty (run). 
Athlete Toniel Ty (run), Piolo Pascual (bike), and Enchong Dee (swim)
Sun Life Chief Investments Officer Michael Enriquez will also see action on the bike, alongside Sun Life Business Development Manager for Partnership Distribution Toots Malapad and Sun Life Sales Training & Development Head Ged Custodia
Sun Life Business Development Manager for Partnership Distribution Toots Malapad (swim), Sun Life Chief Investments Officer Michael Enriquez (bike), and Sun Life Sales Training & Development Head Ged Custodia (run).
Former national team member Jan Chiu (swim) together with Sun Life Digital Transformation Specialist Karl Villalonga (bike) and TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon 2017 top finisher Alfred Diacosa (run) will comprise the third team, while an all-female team will consist of elite athletes Bea Grabador (swim), Laarni de Guzman (bike), and Charlie Sy (run). 
Former national team member Jan Chiu (swim), TBR Sun Life Dream Marathon 2017 top finisher Alfred Diacosa (run), and Sun Life Digital Transformation Specialist Karl Villalonga (bike).
Elite athletes Bea Grabador (swim), Charlie Sy (run), and Laarni de Guzman (bike).
“It’s a thrill for us to once again be a part of Ironman 70.3, which is a perfect venue for us to highlight Sun Life’s health and wellness thrust,” Sun Life CEO & Country Head Benedict Sison said. 
Sun Life, which has expanded its purpose beyond helping clients achieve lifetime financial security, aims to encourage Filipinos to live healthier lives as well. In fact, the company has been beefing up its suite of health and accident insurance products and has been launching programs that promote the cause. 
“By having our own brand ambassador and executives leading the Sun Life Tri Team in Ironman, we’re confident that we’re sending a clear message that we’re committed to this purpose,” Sison said. “We hope that by following the journey of our athletes in this race, more Filipinos will be inspired to lead healthier lives.” 

AT THE PRESSCON

IN THE VIDEO:

 Sunrise Events Inc. CEO, Wilfred Steven Uytengsu shares how he appreciates his partnership with Sun Life because they both embrace the same ideals of a healthy and active lifestyle. When he started Sunrise ten years ago, it was to promote a healthy active lifestyle and to give Filipinos a chance to race the Ironman and to break borders to the Philippines to help the country in terms of sports tourism“to prove that here in the Philippines, we can run a first class, world-class event.”

 Sun Life Financial Philippines Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa talks about their journey towards #SunLifeIronMan2018 which started five years ago. Their main thrust is not only to provide their clients the financial stability but to have healthy lives, as well. So they came up with an online community, Go Well and hold fitness classes to their members and clients. Ms. Mylene also introduces their latest product, Sun Fit and Well, a holistic product that provides health coverage from prevention, diagnosis, treatment to rehabilitation.

 Flag bearer of the Sun Life Tri-Team, Piolo Pascual shares his experience with Ironman for 7 years and his partnership with his Sun Life Tri-Team for 5 years.
IN THE VIDEO:
 Q&A Session with Sun Life CEO & Country Head Benedict Sison & executives, Sunrise Events Inc CEO Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, Inigo Pascual, Piolo Pascual, Enchong Dee, Bubbles Paraiso and the rest of the Sun Life Tri-Team.

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