TWO Cordillerans endured and topped the 160-kilometer (100 mile) run in the recently concluded 3rd edition of Sandugo Pacific Coast Ultra 100 held in General Nakar, Quezon.
Ultratrail runner Jovencio Luspian from Mankayan, Benguet finished second with a time of 26 hours, 42 minutes while Maria Cecilia Kiswa from Ifugao finished fifth place with a time of 31 hours and 57 minutes.
There were 45 runners who signed up but only 29 completed the trail run on October 4 to 6.
Anthony Calixterio topped the men’s run with a time of 25 hours and 57 minutes while Rignerly Dumlao was third followed by Aldrin Pallera in fourth with a time of 30:48:50 and 31:37:19, respectively.
Runners in the Sandugo Pacific Coast Ultra 100 passed through rolling hills, lush green forests, placid rivers and the town's pristine shoreline facing the Pacific Ocean.
"It was the heat from the hot weather (that) made the race challenging," Luspian said.
Luspian also completed the world's oldest 100 mile run, the Western States 100-mile Endurance Run in California which started in 1974.
Aside from the 160 kilometer race, the Sandugo Pacific Coast Ultra 100 race also featured the 100 kilometer, 50km, 25km and a 2km event for children.