Let the race season begin and plan your race calendars! Follow our coverage of the much-awaited Condura Skyway Marathon and read our exclusive interview with Ton and Pat Concepcion, the brothers who make CSM the premier running event in the Philippines.
What does it take to be hardcore? For cover model Tess Leono, it means being the only lady to finish four grand slam ultra marathons. Read about her triumphs in her own words. For Nini Sacro and her Climb Against Cancer group, it requires summiting the county's highest peaks. Our correspondents braved the trails of Laos, Vietnam and Nepal, by no means easy races, and finished strong. Then there's our coverage of the first-ever Philippine Marine Corps Marathon from a runner who says that our local version is way tougher than America's. And for athletic coach Chris Malenab and running groups like Run365ph, the Running Posse and the FURT, hardcore means nonstop running and training for podium finishes. These and our regular features plus our primer on KOTM, the country's premier trail ultra marathon are on our third edition frontRUNNER EZine.
frontRUNNER goes global this issue! Cover girl and New York-based performing artist Elle Adda shares how to mix sports and show business. Our contributors overseas run road and trail races from Canada to California. And if you're planning to join any of the World Marathon Majors, we'll help you out. These and our regular training tips and gear review, plus our special report on running fitness and breast cancer complete this special edition frontRUNNER EZine.
As we launch into the thrilling 2017 KOTM Season, we offer a frontRUNNER magazine that inspires.
Franxine Regalado, Alana Julianne Halagueña, Mary KL Lerio and sisters Rayya and Rishane Abellar are not yet 16 but already champions. Read about their young careers which promise to go a long way.
Robert Watson shares his secrets to preparing for an ultramarathon. Val Ramos writes about how squatting can be your best friend when training for a trail race.
Older, wiser and stronger? Dr. Mary Jean Flordelis advises Masters runners to take heed, stay healthy and be responsible when running. Ultrarunners Dr. Joe Babsa-ay and Dr. Toto Mina also caution against aging and neglecting your vision health when running.
Overseas, our correspondents Ben Gaetos and Jael Wenceslao report on the race action at the Cuyamaca 100K Endurance Run in San Diego and the Seattle Quadzilla and Quadzuki races.