"…i am not a religious man… but my body is my temple… the pavement is my church… every step, a grace from God… every breath, a silent prayer … every distance, a holy blessing… every run, a fervent worship…" ;-P



On September 27, 2014, Langkawi, Malaysia will play host to what is touted to be the third toughest Ironman race among the different edition across the globe. One hundred and twenty four of our best are flying to Langkawi to go head to head with the best in the world to tough it out in the swim, bike and run legs of Ironman Langkawi.


The Philippine contingent held a Press Conference last Thursday at Skippy’s Bar and Grill in BGC to announce their participation and to let the media know how much the sport has grown in such a short span of time.


At 124 members, this is the biggest contingent yet by the Philippines to an Ironman race. The triathletes who attended the press conference vary in their profiles and athletic abilities.


Friends from the media from periodicals to TV reporters to bloggers graced the event to hear from the Pinoy contingent about the sport, their training regimen and goals in relation to the race in Malaysia.


Sunrise Events, Inc (SEI), franchise-holder of the Ironman races in the Philippines fully supports the Philippine team’s trip to Ironman Langkawi.


Langkawi Island is among the cluster of islands that attract tourists from all  over the world. All Ironman participants will be treated to a tough full Ironman race as they swim 3.8 kms, bike 180km and run a marathon across tropical, hilly and demanding terrain that Langkawi is known for.


Triathletes who finish Ironman Langkawi in record time are automatically qualified to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in 2015 with only 40 available slots.


Many thanks to Sunrise Events Inc for the invitation to the press conference, Skippy’s Bar & Grill for providing lunch and refreshments and Art Mendoza for the photos found here.

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The Titan Games is the Philippine’s First National Strongman Competition, a multifaceted fitness event that combines physical challenges with a time element. This event is made for every FILIPINO who want to change their lives for the better, through fitness and  health. The Titan Games seek to build TITANS – iron-willed individuals with a strong in mind and body.

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This year, Titans will clash in the concrete jungle. Witness steel, wood, and rubber crash against each other as 6 winning individuals take all in this 2 division challenge. On November 09 2014 at The Camp, Taguig, this whole-day event will feature challenges, mini-challenges, and a spectator-friendly event every person can enjoy.

 Registration Process

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atleta ako A

Atleta Ako, a one stop shop for every female athlete, is currently on the hunt for the Atleta Ako Ambassador. If you have a passion for sports, regardless if you’re aged 13 to 93, whatever you’re into be it marathon running, yoga, zumba, cycling, swimming or if you’re raring to start an active lifestyle, Atleta Ako is the shop for you and you just might be what they’re looking for to represent the brand.

Brands that Atleta Ako currently imports:


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Who says life is over for an athlete once he/she retires from amateur competition?

As the 2014 ASIAN Games are currently ongoing in Incheon, South Korea, our former amateurs now called the Masters are still making a name for themselves and are continuing to bring glory to the Philippines by competing at the Asia Masters Athletics Championships being held at Kitakami City, Japan.

I had the honor last Tuesday to meet them as they were presented to the media in a send-off party held at 100 Miles Cafe in BGC.


As of this writing, our Masters have already garnered medals in  their respective sports and age groups are in contention to garner more. Let’s cheer them on as they bring honor to our country.



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Asia Masters Athletics Championships:

Path of Athletic Immortality

The exploits of well-celebrated sports icons usually leave a lasting memory to a lot of people, mostly sports fans. But when these sports heroes go into retirement, most of the time nothing is heard of them after. Often, the assumption is, after relinquishing their god-like sporting prowess they become inactive normal individuals, succumbing to the ravages of sedentary lifestyle. They become mere mortals, so to speak.

Javelin Throw - Danilo Fresnido

On September 19, this belief will be dispelled as the 19-strong Philippine team composed of mainly former national athletes will battle it out with the rest of Asia in the 18th Asia Masters Athletics Championships in Kitakami City, Japan.

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Urban Trail Run 15K

Originally posted on Bugobugo85's Weblog:



Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa

5:30 AM, Sunday, October 26, 2014

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 Finisher’s Medal by Suarez Bros.


Registration Period: September 12 – October 5,  2014

 Limited slots only.

Registration may end earlier if all slots are filled up.

There will be NO onsite registration/extension. 

Registrants will be entitled to the following:  Sublimated Technical Event Shirt and Race Number  to be claimed before the event. Finisher’s Medal, frontRUNNER Magazine, Sling bag with goodies (post-race)

 Finisher’s Medal by Suarez Bros. 


  1. Deposit 850.00 Pesos to BPI (Bank of the Philippine Islands) Account Number 2371 0034 71/Account Name Hardcore Publishing House, Inc.
  2. Write your full name, gender, contact number and shirt size on deposit slip and together with fully-accomplished  race-waiver UTR15K  and email to  utr15k@gmail.com with the subject UTR15K. (For shirt sizing, please refer to the chart below.)
  3. Confirmation email will be sent after receipt of all…

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