Desiderio “Sano” Engbino of Spectrum Runners once again claimed his supremacy in the local ultra-running events as he named overall champion in the Negros Oriental Ultramarathon 100 miles category concluded in Dumaguete City this weekend.
The 45 year old Engino clocked 20 hours and 28 minutes in an out and back route from Dumagute City to Sta. Catalina with the total grueling distance of 165 kilometer. Engbino was a veteran ultra-runner of Negros Ultramarathon as he also won way back in 2014 and 2015 in 100 Km category.
Engbino is a Cebu-based runner who also hailed champion in various ultra-racing event. This year, he completed the Leyte Island Ultramarathon Series 2017. He was the champion of both Ormoc to Baybay 60 Km Ultra, Maasin City Agas-agas Bridge 80Km ultra and lastly Leyte Landing 100 Km Ultra.
He also defied age, as he ended champion of Cebu100 Miles Endurance Challenge 2017, and seems to be favorite to call as one of “The Big Three of Men’s Spectrum” ultra runners. Engbino is set to compete BDM102 next year in January.
Together with his celebration, his team mates Edilberto Batiancila and Warlen Cadimas both won male and female category NegrosOr 100 kilometer category.
Negros Oriental Ultamarathon was organized by Sir Paul Paras, who also a race director of Siquijor 360 and some of the sporting event based in Dumaguete City.