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BDM102 @ Ultrarunning Online!!!

31 07 2009

The Bataan Death March 102K Ultramarathon Race (BDM 102) is now officially scheduled as one of the International Ultra Running Events at the Ultrarunning Magazine’s Online edition.

Please check it out at www.ultrarunning.com and browse their Calendar Page.

In addition, I am hoping that the Race Report I’ve submitted to the said magazine on the conduct of the 1st Edition this year will be published soon.

My congratulations and thanks go to the participants, sponsors, running friends/supporters, and staff of the Bald Runner for making this “dream” a “reality”.

Finally, my sincerest appreciation and thanks go to Rick Gaston & Ben Gaetos, my ultrarunner friends in California, for their support and inspiring words.

See you next year in Mariveles, Bataan!!!

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28 responses

31 07 2009
Mukhang Guilty

congrats BR! good luck on the 2nd BDM 102

31 07 2009
kingofpots

harry, i hope you will be ready to try the event next year!

31 07 2009
bards

woohoo! congrats BR. The dream is now a reality and its getting bigger and bigger. More power to the 2nd BDM.

31 07 2009
loonyrunner

di ba kasali ka din? ultra! ultra! ultra! πŸ˜€

31 07 2009
kingofpots

joe, the preparations/coordination will be bigger this time as we will adjust to stricter rules and regulations. after determining some problems & lapses during our first run, we’ll try our best to come up with rules and regulations so that the race will be done efficiently.

1 08 2009
bards

πŸ˜€

31 07 2009
kingofpots

bards, thanks for your support & prayers!

31 07 2009
rickgaston

Congratulations! I hope to see your article soon. More people should know about your race here in the US, especially with all the history tied to it. More power to BDM 102.

UltraRunning is a great magazine too, managed and distributed by ultra runners. The publisher, John Medinger, is the RD for my favorite race, the Quad Dipsea. Tia Bodington, the editor, is the RD for the Miwok 100k, another great local race here and Business Manager Lisa Henson I always run into at races. Lately every time I’ve seen her she has been injured, I hope that changes soon.

When the article comes out, let me know if you need a copy sent to you.

31 07 2009
kingofpots

rick, thanks! you have been a great help to this endeavor. God bless..

31 07 2009
jinoe

Wow. This will surely attract foreign ultrarunners to test their limits. Goodluck on the 2nd BDM102.

31 07 2009
kingofpots

jinoe, thanks! this is my simple way of contributing to “sports tourism” for the country. i am just frustrated that the DOT did not support me in the first edition of BDM102.

31 07 2009
levyang

Congratulations Sir Jovie.. This will definitely put the Philippines in the map as one of the running destinations!!! Great Job!!!

31 07 2009
kingofpots

levy, i am sure, more foreigners will come to commemorate this event in the history of mankind. i envisioned this ultra event as the “Comrades Ultramarathon” in Asia.

31 07 2009
benwah

Tia was so eager to hear about BDM 102. I emailed her when I came back from my Phil. vacation. Every year (Mar or Apr) UR Mag features ultra races outside the US. We should encourage our runners to send their ultra race reports. Albert’s (Run2D Moon) BDM report for one was well written. I have an article coming up in Aug issue about Old Goats 50 Miler.

I’m almost certain to run BDM102 next year. I will have to cancel my LA Marathon plans (back to March date) but have to be back for my favorite marathon, Catalina Marathon (Mar 13). Going for my 10th straight and special finisher’s pin. Sir Jovie, you should consider running this race next time you visit LA. It’s only 1 hr boat ride from Long Beach. Avalon 50 Miler in Jan, Buffalo 1/2Mar in on Feb, Catalina Mar in Mar, Catalina Eco Mar in Nov. offer great challenge and adventure. Check http://www.ecatalina.com for more info on the island. This race got me back into running.

31 07 2009
kingofpots

ben, thanks for joining the 2nd BDM102. maybe, i’ll try to run one of the races in catalina island soon. i’ve heard nice stories about the said place.

1 08 2009
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1 08 2009
broj

This is good news for BDM102. Congratulations Sir Jovie! Wishing you the best for the 2nd ultramarathon – international level! More power Sir! – from BroJ and Baby

1 08 2009
kingofpots

broj, thanks! that’s the vision of this event, to make it known worldwide!

1 08 2009
m8parco

Congratulations and we wish you all the luck in the 2nd edition of the BDM 102.

Regards Mark

1 08 2009
kingofpots

thanks, mark! as you promised, we will be needing your support on this!

1 08 2009
m8parco

Yes, my team will have an aid station in the 1st 10K in Bataan.

Regards Mark

1 08 2009
runnerforchrist

Congrats!

A man who labored well has the right to taste the fruit of his hardship, and truly, you deserved this one.

To be included on that list was such a great honor… And I’ll start training for that this coming November, hoping to break my 17+ hour record.

God bless.

1 08 2009
kingofpots

ronnie, how i wish you’ll be the annual “invocator” of this event during the starting ceremony..pray for us always!

1 08 2009
markfb

Congrats BR! Hopefully I get the go signal from my doctors to push thru with my 2nd BDM 102. Galing, hard work does pay off. πŸ™‚

1 08 2009
jonnifer

Whoa, good news! How about giving runners the option either to run 102K or the full 160K (100 miler)?

1 08 2009
niwdlab

CONGRATS BR((:

2 08 2009
speedsterbikster

sir jovie. congrats and thank you for continously pushing for a bigger, better, and “world class” BDM 102. it makes us more proud to be participants and finishers of it. keep up the good work sir and more power! god bless!

rico

2 08 2009
highaltitude

Field Limit: 150

…and 1 slot reserved for HighAltitude πŸ™‚

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