A marathoner runs 42.195 kilometers or 26.219 miles, and ultramarathoner runs more than a distance of a marathon whether it’s trail or a road running. To have run ultra doesn’t attest one single runner directly tagged him as ultramarathoner, but at least a runner of an ultra and not a certified ultramarathoner. Somehow in the ray of ultra distance, 50 km, 60 km, 80 km, 100 km, and 120 km are the most common ultramarathon events in the Philippines and even around the world. Thus, in the local scene “ultramarathoner” as label or branding is often used to a runner after finishing the above mentioned distances.
It sounds stereotyping, but it is an informal statute in the world of athletics. To be an ultramarathoner, one should test himself to race events such as 160 km, 210 km, 250 km, 300 km, 320 km and 500 km and more than. Similar to triathlons, you will never be an Ironman, if you never completed a full Ironman distance.
This August 3-6, 2017, it would be a first time race event in Mindanao Island in the Philippines to hold a 300 kilometers ultramarathon, dubbed the longest foot race in the island. It covers regions of Davao and Caraga en-routing four provinces before finishing in Davao City (Southern Philippines Medical Center). The event is organized by Davao Ultrarunners Club (DUC) spearheaded by Coach Roel Ano as Race and Technical Director of Basta Bisaya Gahi (BBG) as presenter.
The event will commence on August 3rd, 2017 at 12PM in Butuan City in Agusan del Norte. Since it’s a long distance running, there will be only 30 runners are allowed. The cut off time is 72 hours equivalent to three days. Rain or shine it goes fearlessly with weather condition, with your body conditions, and with the race course and technicality. It’s a test of physical strength and determination.
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