MANILA -- It was a frustrating debut for Kapamilya actors Gerald Anderson and Jake Cuenca who joined the Ironman 70.3 in Subic Sunday for the first time.
Anderson's team was ranked number one overall for the all men's relay category but were later disqualified.
Anderson said he didn't know that he was supposed to serve his penalty at the penalty tent because he was stopped and carded by a marshal during the bike course for drafting violation. This resulted in their disqualification even if they finished first.
Cuenca, for his part, suffered a flat tire at the 70-kilometer mark of the 90-km bike leg although he still finished.
Switzerland's Ruedi Wild set up an epic comeback in the final third of the race to win the 2017 edition of the Century Tuna-sponsored event.
The two actors, who are playing triathletes in the upcoming series "Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin" with Kim Chiu, said they both learned from their first time in Ironman, as the promised to do better in their next Ironman race.
Cuenca is already preparing for his next Ironman race in Cebu, while
Anderson is flying to the US on Monday to participate in the Los Angeles marathon. -- Report from Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News