Bautista competes in 3-day lung buster-A A +A
Sunday, October 28, 2012
ULTRA-MARATHON runner Marcelo Bautista eyes his sixth straight victory when he joins the tough Bald Runner’s West Coast 200-kilometer run set November 1 to 4.
Bautista, winner of the last five ultra marathons, said he aims to make good in the lung busting run.
“My condition is okay. I’m all set for the race,” said the 34 years old janitor at the Baguio General Hospital in local dialect.
But Bautista’s travel will not be complete without the help of good Samaritans led by Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan and City Police Director Jesus Cambay Jr., who gave some cash, and a private individual who donated a new pair of running shoes.
“The money and the new running shoes are big help for me and I will make sure this will not all go to waste,” added Marcelo.
The West Coast 200-kilometer run is a multi-day stage run of three consecutive days, which will start 5 a.m. of November 1 at the Remy Field Oval Track at Subic Freeport (Olongapo City) and ends 5 p.m. of November 4 at the Port of Barangay Lucap, Alaminos, Pangasinan.
Runners will cover a distance of 70 kilometers on the first day and will assemble at the Remy Field Oval Track in Subic Freeport. They will finish at the Municipal Plaza of Botolan, Zambales with a cut-off time of 12 hours.
On the second day, runners will run a distance of 70 kilometers, which starts at the Municipal Plaza of Botolan, Zambales and will finish at the Municipal Plaza of Infanta, Pangasinan with a cut-off time of 14 hours.
The last day of the race will cover a distance of 60 kilometers. It will be a night run, which will start at the Municipal Plaza of Infanta, Pangasinan before 7 p.m. of November 3, and will finish at the Port of Barangay Lucap in Alaminos, Pangasinan with a cut-off time of 10 hours.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 29, 2012.