While having breakfast around 0730, I saw few barefooted runners passed by the hotel. Sorry, I was not able to take them a shot, they were too fast. Those runner were locals from Marinduque.
Few minutes, I heard from a runner marshal, “ok, Duathlon na ang dadaan dito”. I went back to my room and get my camera. And here they arrived.
Marisol Abad follwed by Nilo Estacio
Carla Dane Jacaba at the Transition Area said in her exact words, “tatapusin ko ito. Siguradong 3rd place na ako, tatlo lang kami”
I went to Mogpog Plaza where Transition Area is located and same place where organizer’s desk is stationed. I was one of the participants in the Marinduque Extreme – Cross Country for Women’s which is scheduled at 1700. I looked for Dr. Ed Ancheta, overall race organizer but he’s not seemed to be found and some of the staffs told me that he is not coming for the race. I requested the staff to revisit the schedule of the cross country for women’s because as for my fitness skills, it would be difficult for me to finish the extreme cross country for an hour as Marinduque Extreme Trail is known for its difficult single track, extreme downhill and with most difficult level trails that aggressive mountain bikers are looking for. The staff told me, the race mechanics are final.
Robeno Javier, the Asia’s First Duathlete pedaled harder after 10km trail run. He placed 1st in the Marinduque Extreme Series 3 – Duathlon.
even Ryan “Bad Boy” Mendoza who place second and quote “walang sinabi talaga ito sa Xterra, ang hirap”
Here goes the exact number of kilometers for 5 laps as registered to Whreachelle’s bike computer.
Duathletes made it at the finish line together with the good news that the schedule of cross country has been moved from 1700 to 1430.
I was intimidated with the result of Whreachelle’s cyclo as it registered to 32.79Km because the longest cross country I did so far was 20Km. The question is, will I make it to Marinduque Extreme – Cross Country?