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3 DAYS AT THE FAIR
Photo Credit: David Christy

Ran my 6th year at the  3 Days at the Fair in Augusta, New Jersey on May 18-19. Finished 2nd Place, overall men. Managing to hit 144 miles in the end with 897 lifetime miles.


Top 3 finishers
48- Hour men
1st Place:
Ke'mani Smith, 151 miles
2nd Place:
Gerald Tabios, 144 miles
3rd Place:
Gary Sexton, 121 miles

My 48-hour All-time performance:

    YEAR    MILES
                      2013       137 (2nd Place)
 2014       143
                      2015       171  (2nd Place)
                     2016       156  (1st Place)
                      2017       146  (2nd Place)
                      2018       144  (2nd Place)
Total        897


Looking forward for next year!



Posted: May 22 2017



BADWATER SALTON SEA 81-MIL


It was a wild adventure at Badwater Salton Sea, Team Dust in the Wind. Finally made it to the Palomar mountains (elev. 5500 feet / 1676m.) from Salton City (elev. 234 feet / 71m below sea level)

Indeed a tough race,  heat at the early start, steep climb through the California Riding Trail, struggled the extreme headwinds and the weather swings. However, amazing and with great memories with teammate Ibar Dinampo.

Huge thanks to our crew, Donna Tabios and Alona Dinampo.

Race results:


Mile 50.2 Ranchita, CA

Badwater Salton Sea is the second leg of the Badwater® Ultra Cup.

The BADWATER ULTRA CUP is a three-event series comprising:

✔ 51-mile Badwater Cape Fear in March

✔81-mile Badwater Salton Sea in April

135-mile Badwater 135 in July.


Posted: May 01, 2018



TEAM TABIOS 2018



Teamwork plays a big role in the Badwater 135 Ultra Marathon Race. My crew is crucial to me in finishing the last four Badwater 135 Ultra Marathon Race.

Team Tabios is very honored to be one of 100 selected runner (Together with their Team) from around the world invited to race the 2018 Badwater 135 on July 22-24, in Death Valley, CA.

I am grateful to these three amazing friends and athletes in their own rights willing to take their time off, away from work and families just to take me to the finish line.
Maria  Poso (West Covina, California)
Photo on Mt. Whitney, elev, 14,505 ft.
Maria aka Peachy, Peachy is an experience crew as far as Badwater is concerned. She crewed for Tess Leono in 2016 Badwater  135 and for me in 2017 Badwater 135 finishes. She always made me sure that I took the proper nutrition and engaged through the entire race.
Ibar Dinampo (Secaucus, New Jersey)
Photo on Mt. Whitney, elev, 14,505 ft.
Ibar is an energetic and tireless crew. He paced for me from Lone Pine to the portals in my 2016 Badwater finish. He then came with me climbing Mt. Whitney after a day of my Badwater 135 finish but unfortunately ended the climb at the Mt Whitney trail crest elev. 13,600 ft. A year after in the summer of 2017, he finally summited Mt. Whitney elev. 14,505 ft.

Steve Gershultz (Huntington Beach, California)
Photo on Mt. Whitney, elev, 14,505 ft.
Dr. Steven is an anesthesiologist. He is  a Boston marathon runner, veteran ultrarunner and triathlete. He will be the one to get a first-hand look at where my  races will go wrong. He will obtain most medical supplies if needed. 

However, these guys will work together perfectly. Looking forward for a sure fun in Death Valley throughout the race.



Posted: April 18, 2018



5TH BADWATER CAPE FEAR


with Keith Straw

BWCF buddies since 2014, Keith Hanson and Tim Henderson


Amazing weekend with the Badwater family and new friends. Finished my 5th Badwater Cape Fear 51.4 miles in Bald Head Island, North Carolina on Saturday March 17, 2018. Ran the race in 9 hours and 42 minutes.

Badwater Cape Fear is the first leg of the Badwater® Ultra Cup.

The BADWATER ULTRA CUP is a three-event series comprising:

✔ 51-mile Badwater Cape Fear in March
81-mile Badwater Salton Sea in April
135-mile Badwater 135 in July. 


Posted: March 19, 2018


CAUMSETT PARK 50K

Completed my first ultramarathon for 2018!


Official Time: 4:32:24
10 Laps
3.1 miles Per Lap
Fastest Lap
24:44.0
Slowest Lap
30:17.4
Average Lap
27:14.4
Distance Done
31.07 miles
Pace
8:46 min/mile


Posted: March 05, 2018


MY FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM
for Sundance Film Festival Submission

Teamwork plays a big role in the Badwater 135 Ultra Marathon Race. My crew is crucial to me finishing the last 4 Badwater 135 Ultra Marathon Race. I am officially in the 2018 Badwater 135 Race and my crew will once again play an important role in this race.

Filmmaking is just like running an ultra marathon race, you need a good team to make it happen. I am hoping that you can be part of my team in making this documentary I’m making a reality. I am working with independent filmmaker James Castillo from Los Angeles to make a feature documentary film about my life as an ultra marathon runner. I want you to be part of my team in making this film a reality by supporting us in any way you can. There are different ways you can be part of the team:

Donate  to the production www.runningforfreedomfilm.com/donate  or pre-order a copy of the DVD to be release on January 28, 2019, after Sundance submission deadline www.runningforfreedomfilm.com/store

In kind donation of various kinds (airline miles, gas cards, film equipment, etc…)

Sponsorship www.runningforfreedomfilm.com/sponsorship

Share with your friends on social media and via email

Sponsorship levels:

Gold ($1,000)
Silver ($500)
Bronze ($250)

Together anything is possible.



Gerald Tabios





Posted: February 12, 2018



2018 BADWATER 135




So grateful to the Badwater 135 application committee for inviting me again to the Badwater 135 miles ultramarathon. This will be my 5th time toeing the line and going for my 5th Badwater buckle as well.

A Los Angeles based Pinoy filmaker,  James Julian Castillo will be making a feature documentary on my 5th Badwater 135 race and he is looking for partners to make this film possible. Please consider helping fund this film. It is much appreciated by me.

I will be making a follow-up post about the film project.



Posted: February 10, 2018


ICEBREAKER MARATHON

Finished my first marathon of 2018 the Icebreaker International Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday, January 28, 2018, 9:00 am at Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, New York.

A wet day with light rain in the upper 40’s.

Finish Time: 3:37:44

Photo by: Ed Grenzig
Long Island Running Photos




Posted: January 28, 2018



TRAIL MIX ADVENTURE RUN 50 K



Nice fun day at Alley Pond! and Happy 40th Anniversary to Broadway Ultra Society. The Trail Mix-Up Adventure 50K  in Alley Pond Park concludes my ultra and all races of the year. 

The event featured 106 starters; 98 runners finished the 30K with 62 completing the 50K. Aaron Heath and Katka Smolarova; both winning the 30k and 50K segments respectively. My finish time is 5:00:12.

Another great BUS event by Rich Inamorato!

Wishing you all a happy holiday!




Posted: December 6, 2017



NYC 60K (37.2 miles)

NYC 60k also known as the Knickerbocker 60 is the longest race on New York Road Runner's annual calendar. Finished today for seven straight year with an official time of 5 hours, 29 min and 24 seconds.  Nice to see great friends along the course. With a nice cloudy skies in the 50's, it was a perfect day for a long run. 


Photo By: Lucimar Araujo

Photo by: Lucimar Araujo


Posted: November 18, 2017


MY 13th NEW YORK CITY MARATHON
2004  2005  2006  2007 2008  2009  2010  2011  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017


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