It's without a doubt that triathlons are a multi-sport regarded for endurance. Anyone who has dreamt of getting into the sport knows that one must be both mentally and physical fit to go through such a demanding race. This is why Ford Philippines, a brand known for its vehicles that matches the sport's lifestyle, have whole-heartedly partnered with the Ford Forza triathlon Team.
“We at Ford are very passionate about our class-leading and built Ford tough vehicles that match various lifestyles. We found a very compelling association with team Ford Forza, whose members are just as passionate, capable and versatile with the sport and the various lifestyles that they represent,” said Minnie Valencia-Bustamante, Vice President for Marketing and Sales, Ford Philippines.
The Forza Tri Team consists of athletes coming from different backgrounds. Matteo Guidicelli – an actor, singer, and host; Ivan Carapiet – actor, model, and professional racecar driver; Kristie Onglatco – a marketing manager; Giorgia Guidicelli – a nutritionist; businessmen Gianluca Guidicelli and Jose Merdino Lim; Ranvel Rufino – a private investment banker; AF Benaza – a commercial director; social media influencers and bloggers like Divine Lee and Victor Basa; college students Stefano Marcelo and Claudia Tagle; and professional athletes like Elmo Clarabal and Philip Duenas are among those part of the team.
“The Ford Forza Tri Team was created by a group of professionals who are passionate about the sport and the triathlon lifestyle. Our advocacy is to help aspiring Filipino athletes who lack the financial capability but possess the potential to be winners… while Ford’s support to the team will enable us to go further in our advocacy and our races. We are truly proud to carry the Ford brand as we compete in triathlon events both locally and internationally,” said Gianluca Guidicelli, Team Captain of Ford Forza.
Ford Philippines and team Ford Forza embodies the go further advocacy. It’s a man and machine tandem where Ford vehicles are put into their paces as support vehicles. It's a vital component in a multi-sport event where logistics place a crucial role in transporting the team and their equipment without compromising safety and comfort.
Aspiring triathletes and followers of the sport may witness the potential of the Team Ford Forza at the following local and international events.
March 8, 2015 - Century Tuna 70.3 at Subic Bay
June 7, 2015 - Regent Food 5150 at Subic Bay
June 14, 2015 - Challenge in CamSur
August 2, 2015 - Cobra Ironman 70.3 in Cebu
November 2015 - Safeguard 5150 in Bohol
April 12, 2015 - Full Ironman in Taiwan
May 10, 2015 - 70.3 in Vietnam
November 14, 2015 - Full Ironman in Arizona