"La Paz Batchoy-powered", as one Iloilo running team wore proudly on their singlets. The Visayas not only produces this beloved iconic noodle soup but more significantly, an amazing breed of runners who have been dominating the sport. Just look at the 39th MILO marathon and see how the Visayans are racing ahead.
What better way is there to celebrate frontRUNNER's foray into the digital world than featuring not one, but four amazing female champions of Philippine ultra trail running? Majo Liao, Arlene Agulto, Rashel Peña and Del Guidaben reveal what it takes to excel in a sport fast gaining popularity in the country. May they inspire you to take to the trails, explore new heights and go the distance!
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.