Brent Costillas ranks 2nd in Toughest and Longest Ultra Race in the Philippines

Brent Costillas (10)He fears none, it’s all about time management, discipline and determination brought him to success. Lapu Lapu City-based ultra runner Francis Bren Costillas or socially known as Brent Longdistance Runner finished his longest ultra marathon race on November 1st early morning

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With jaw dropping distance of 342 kilometer from Rizal Park in Manila to Bantayog Shrine in Daet, Camarines Norte, Brent completed the race with official time of  74 hours 46 minutes and  6 seconds placed  him second runner to hit the finish line just 18 minutes ahead from the 1st runner. With his placement he earned the elusive golden fin buckle.

The 3rd Manila-Daet(Bicol) 342 Km Endurance Race 2017 was presented by Active Runners -Philippines with Race Director Rodell Mendoza. On their starting line, October 28 10:20 PM, a total of 10 runners across VISMIN including Brent had appeared themselves strong and focused beating COT on November 1, 8:20AM. Amidst the frowning weather condition and difficult route both 1st runner, Kevin Luna surpassed the course record which was hold by its first edition champion 2015, Lao Ogerio with 74 hours 44 minutes and  29 seconds which is close to Brent’s official time.

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The tough ten at the starting line with RD Rodell Mendonza (center). Photo Credit Heave Laborde 

 

35 years old Brent hails from Maasin City, Southern Leyte. His passion in running was all started in 2014 when he first joined half marathon in Cebu City Marathon. He was recognized then by running with costume, in fact he won Best Costume by that time, and decided to continue joining CCM presenting head turning costumes.

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He wears colorful costume in Cebu City Marathon

 

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In 2014 he won Best Costume in Cebu City Marathon

 

With influences to some friends in running community. Brent pushed his passion into more hardcore and through ultra running he found himself in love. In 2015 he finished Adik ug Dagan University (Eng. trans, Addicted to Running University) a three day event with 260 kilometer ultra distance. The said event was colloquially dubbed as “Masteral Couse in 2015 which was presented by Cebu Ultrarunners Club.

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That feeling when you’re adorned by your most hard earned stuffs

 

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Hard-earned buckles, should you have it!

 

With influences to some friends in running community. Brent pushed his passion into more hardcore and through ultra running he found himself in love. In 2015 he finished Adik ug Dagan University (Eng. trans, Addicted to Running University) a three day event with 260 kilometer ultra distance. The said event was dubbed as “Masteral Couse in 2015 which was presented by Cebu Ultrarunners Club.

With influences to some friends in running community. Brent pushed his passion into more hardcore and through ultra running he found himself in love. In 2015 he finished Adik ug Dagan University (Eng. trans, Addicted to Running University) a three day event with 260 kilometer ultra distance. The said event was colloquially dubbed as “Masteral Couse in 2015 which was presented by Cebu Ultrarunners Club.

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A CUC’s event pose

 

He was one of the history maker of Mindanao’s longest Ultra Marathon Race last August 2017. He completed the 300 kilometer from Butuan to Davao in 76 hours 28 minutes and 52 seconds which ranked him 11th runner out of 20 finishers of the event.

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Brent, in his finish of Butuan to Davao 300K Ultra

 

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A closer look to his golden buckle from his Butuan to Davao Ultra

 

He also joined some of the Hardcore Events took place in Cebu. In fact, he placed 3rd in 2ND Cebu Southwest 210 Kilometer Ultra marathon last June 9-11 2017. He was also a finisher of 1ST and 2nd Cebu Northwest 100 Miles Ultra Marathon in years 2015 and 2016.

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Finishing podium in Hardcore Events

 

Lot to mention,  those are just some of his achievements. Brent is a full time employee of Azure Beach Club of Crimson Resort Spa-Mactan. Aside from his friends abroad, he is lucky to have his manager very supportive, Mr. Frederick Quito helped his finances to defray some of his expenses, particularly Manila to Daet race. Prior to his placement, Brent was promised by his manager to give him additional cash of P 5000.00 if he sstaged himself to podium

He plans to join triathlon. He also does trail and fun runs. Brent’s journey is awesome, follow him, check his facebook account to know him more https://www.facebook.com/fcostillas