The first-ever 100-km. international marathon held on March 15-16, 2014 in Alaminos city has been a huge success for marathon enthusiasts all over the country.

Participated by more than 50 runners coming from Manila, Kenya, Malaysia and near countries, 25 strongly finished the long road in a total of not more than 18 hours. Majority were elite ultrarunners.

For majority of the runners, they consider this event as the battle of the champions.

A native from Masbate dominated the race as he was able to finish with his own fastest time. Those among the top ten says ‘he really trained hard and prepared to get the prize money and he succeeded’.

The top winner in the race received P100,000 and a trophy while the second and third place finishers received P30,000 and P20,000 respectively.

Runners started from the Lucap wharf of Alaminos City traversing the western Pangasinan towns of Bani, Anda and Bolinao, then back to Alaminos City.  

This 100-km run symbolizes the beauty of Alaminos, home of the hundred islands. Participants greatly appreciated the hospitality of the residents of Pangasinan via the support of Alaminos City Mayor Arthur Celeste and Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino, Jr., together with other LGU mayors.

List of Notable Elite Runners who joined the race

Marcelo Bautista, dubbed as the “local Kenyan”
Arnold Lozano, 2013 TNF trail run champion
Joey D, Laoag City ultra marathon champion
Kenyan ultra marathoner Albert Tomabaga
Philippine Army elite runner and Nature’s Trail Run champion Gerald Sabal.
Bullet Arellano, La Union’s ultra marathon champion
Julius Bay-an, Baguio Twenty 1ne runner-up
Leds Opilla, the current 50K champion of La Union Ultramarathon

Photo Source: Carlo Valenzona joins Hundred Islands 100 km ultramarathon

Post a Comment Disqus