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MY 13th NEW YORK CITY MARATHON
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At the finish with Christopher Garcia and Ben Gaetos
Photo by: Ben Gaetos


On November 5, 2017, I had the pleasure of finishing my 13th New York City Marathon with the ultramarathon veteran  Ben Gaetos of Eagle Rock, California.

However, at mile 6, we joined  another compatriot and pushed him beating  his personal record of 6 hours and 30 mins. We all finished in 5 hours and 22 mins.

Manong Ben is the first Pinoy invited and survived the Badwater 135 Ultramarathon in 2013. He is an architect, writer and a book author. In his book, "I Dreamed, I Ran, I Conquered" he describes his quest for his goals in life and his bumpy ride along the way. At Badwater, Mang Ben relived the struggle of David vs. Goliath, facing 135 miles of furnace-like heat, endless roads, and heavenly climbs.

New York Marathon Start Village
with Pinoys at Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island
Photo by: Emma Galario


Post race inbox from a grateful friend:


With Richard & Cathy and Manong Ben


Posted: November 6, 2017


SANDY ACROSS AMERICA, NEW WORLD RECORD!

Donna and Cinder Wolff, (Sandra's Crew

With Sandra Villines and Carl Hineline


At 1:24 am, on November 5, 2017, a few more hours before my New York Marathon. Me and my wife Donna were so proud to witness the pure grit and determination of Sandy! Sandy Villines ascended the steps of the New York City Hall to become the fastest woman to run across the United States, from San Francisco, Ca to New York City, NY.

Sandy's route, 3067 miles


She ran for 54 days, 16 hours, and 24 minutes, smashing the old transcon record of 69 days by over two weeks.

Without any fanfare, it was such great honor witnessing her accomplishment.

Below is the you tube link of the  raw footage of her final steps.

https://youtu.be/UzLFK2gbjgM

Sandra's website:

www.sandyacrossamerica.com



Posted: November 5, 2017



2 MARATHONS, 2 DAYS & 2 STATE

Completed the 2017 edition of New Hampshire  Marathon and Maine Marathon doubles. I finished both marathons in just under 4 hours.

New Hampshire Marathon

Maine Marathon

Here is my official net time results:

New Hampshire Marathon, #49
Time: 3:47:03
Date: September 30, 2017 

Maine Marathon, #50
Time: 3:50:10
Date: October 1, 2017


Posted: October 1, 2017



2017 STYR LABS BADWATER 135 MILES




Did it again for the 4th time! The STYR Labs Badwater 135 ! I am so grateful for my selfless and stellar crew who sacrificed sleepless hours and did whatever just to get me across the finish line and finishing the race in under 38 hours. It was a true team effort!

Conrado Bermudez
Tess Leono
Maria Peachy Poso
Robert Rizon

Thanks also the following who joined me at the finish line:

Ibar Dinampo
Raul Vidal
Noel and Ilah Maguigad

Lastly, for my wife Donna for the unending encouragement and care.

WITH MY 2017 BADWATER CREW:

Photo Taken at Stove Pipe Wells (Bib Pick-up)
From Left: Peachy Poso, Tess Leono, Me, Robert Rizon and Jun Bermudez

Photo taken at Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley
From left: Tess Leono, Jun Bermudez, Gerald Tabios, Robert Rizon, Maria Poso

Photo taken at the Mt Whitney Portal
From Left: Robert Rizon, Peachy Poso, Me, Tess Leono and Jun Bermudez
From Left: Raul Vidal, Robert Rizon, Ilah Martil, Me, Donna Tabios, Tess Leono, Jun Bermudez
From Bottom Left: Noel Maguigad, Peachy Poso, Ibar Dinampo



Posted: July 14, 2017


GPS TRACKING FOR BADWATER 135

MAProgress is providing the live GPS tracking for the STYR Labs Badwater® 135.

Here is the personalized link:
Click here

2017 STYR Labs Badwater 135 Results:
Click here


Posted: July 8, 2017


TGNY 100 MILES



Thanks to Phil McCarthy and Trish Cherns for putting on another fantastic event.

100 miles done! 600 miles of New York pavement in the past six years. Thank you to all volunteers manning all the stations! Thanks to Ibar's "i Team" for sharing the road. My wife, for taking care of my change of clothes and staying at the finish. Special thanks to my friend Jay Rama my surprise pacer from mile 62 to 100 miles.

Congratulations!  To the 60 finishers in the 100 mile race and 82 people that completed the 100 K.


Posted: June 19, 2017



"TEAM TABIOS" AT BADWATER 135


I'm excited to announce my 2017 Badwater 135 crew: I am grateful to these good friends and amazing athletes in their own rights. Also, willing to take their time off, away from work and families just to take me to the finish line.


› Tess Leono (Manila, Philippines)
2016 Badwater 135 Finisher

 Conrado "Jun" Bermudez (Jersey City, New Jersey)
 - Ultrarunner


 Maria "Peachy" Poso (West Covina, California)
 - Ultrarunner
 -Member of Tess Leono 2016 Badwater Crew


Dr. Robert Rizon (Riverside, California)
-Triathlete
- Member of my 2015, 2016 Badwater Crew


Posted: June 02, 2017



3 DAYS AT THE FAIR, 48 HOURS

Race Directors Jen and Rick McNulty

With 48-Hour winner, Phil Mcarthy 

Amazing event yesterday at the 3 Days at the Fair. Saw same running friends every year and adding new ones each year. Although 10 miles slower from last year,  I manage to hit 146 miles (2nd Place Overall) at the end of 48 hours with 753 lifetime miles.

My 48-hour All-time performance:

    YEAR     MILES
2013       137
2014       143
2015       171
2016       156
2017       146

Total       753

Looking forward for next year!

Final top 3 results for each category posted at MULTIDAYS.COM:





Posted: May 22, 2017




121st BOSTON MARATHON



In 2014, despite hitting my qualifying time by 1 minute and 33 seconds. I did not get into the cut-off in the 2016 Boston Marathon. Finally, 2017 Boston Marathon is in the books! Finished in 3:40:06. Although this is far from my personal best. It was surreal, a great experience and a major milestone for me.  Honored to be part of the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon.

Special thanks to these two individuals who inspired me in Boston marathon: Jong Sajulga, who came to race with me in Boston and swore that he would never run Boston Marathon if I won't be able qualify in this years Boston. Jun Bermudez, for believing me that I can do it and to never stop dreaming. Thanks also to Jun's family for spending the whole Boston marathon weekend with us.

I would like to thank my wife who is always there and stands over me and supports my race all the time and to everyone who send me cheers and well wishes.


Posted: April 19, 2017




MT. WHITNEY ONE DAY



We stopped at Trail Crest (elev. 13,600') during an attempt in July of 2016 after a day at Badwater 135 miles. I had always wanted to complete it. One day, I will be at Mt. Whitney summit (elev. 14,505') right after another day at Badwater 135.

With Raul Vidal



Posted: March 24, 2017



BADWATER CAPE FEAR, 2017


With RD Chris Kostman


Finished my 4th consecutive Badwater Cape Fear 51.4 miles in Bald Head island on March 18, 2017. A 12 miles on the car-free, one-lane-wide roads of Bald Head Island, followed by 39 miles of running on the wild and secluded sandy beach between Cape Fear and Fort Fisher.


This year is a challenging and much tougher conditions with headwinds at 20 to 30 mph. Another great weekend, amazing adventure with the Badwater family!



Posted: March 20, 2017



 2017 BOSTON MARATHON BIB NUMBERS ASSIGNED



Boston Athletic Association has assigned bib #s for the 2017 Boston Marathon, race on Monday, April 17th. For the full entrants list click the link below:
Boston Marathon Entry List

Bib numbers are color coded. Red bibs (numbers 101 to 7,700) are assigned to Wave 1 (10:00 a.m.). White bibs (numbers 8,000 to 15,600) are assigned to Wave 2 (10:25 a.m.). Blue bibs (numbers 16,000 to 23,600) are assigned to Wave 3 (10:50 a.m.) Yellow bibs (numbers 24,000 to 32,500) are assigned to Wave 4 (11:15 a.m.).

Posted: March 10, 2017



2017 STYR Labs Badwater 135




Hello Gerald:

Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted to compete in the 2017 STYR Labs Badwater 135 Ultramarathon, presented by AdventureCORPS, Inc. You are part of a select group who will participate in what is recognized across the globe as “the world’s toughest footrace.”

Thank You! I am so grateful to Badwater 135 Race Director Chris Kostman and the rest of the committee for inviting me again for the 4th time to attempt in the STYR Labs Badwater 135- mile ultramarathon in Death Valley on July 10-12, 2017.


Posted: February 10, 2017