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Anthony "The Barefoot Monster" to Conquer Luneta to Tagaytay Ultramarathon!



“Most people never get there. They're afraid or unwilling to demand enough of themselves and take the easy road, the path of least resistance. But struggling and suffering, as I now saw it, were the essence of a life worth living. If you're not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you're not constantly demanding more from yourself--expanding and learning as you go--your choosing a numb existence. Your denying yourself an extraordinary trip” 

 - Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner 


Just like the ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes, Anthony Noriel Fodra or better known in our running community as the "Barefoot Monster," will move from his comfort zone to take another challenging steps in his running career... taking his first ultramarathon!   

Anthony who is also Runner Rocky's bestfriend and running buddy revealed that he loves challenges. He is always looking for more and exciting challenges in every run he takes. That is why he chose to go on barefoot in his recent runs to add new challenge in our usual runs.

"Gusto ko kase 'ung nasasaktan ako," Anthony humorously said. "Ah masokista ka pala," I jokingly replied. 

So this Sunday, Anthony will uplift the challenge as he will take the 60K Luneta to Tagaytay Ultramarathon, his first ultramarathon! 

Organized by Prince Multisports, this ultramarathon will start in Luneta Park, 12 midnight of February 21, 2016 and will have a finish line in Tagaytay with a cut-off time of 10 hours. This Luneta to Tagaytay Ultramarathon or L2T is actually now on its 3rd year. This is also an ultramarathon trilogy wherein L2T is its first leg. Afterwards, you have to take 80K then 100K on its second and third legs respectively to complete the trilogy!  

Our very own "barefoot monster" Anthony will definitely finish this with flying colors! And yes, he can surely bring home the bacon! According to him, he will go on barefoot on the second part of the race.

Just this start of 2016, Tonio already conquered most of the significant runs in the country. These are the Corregidor 42K Marathon (Jan. 3), the 7-Eleven Buddy Run 2016 (Jan. 17), the 80K UltraRun for Rogel Team Run (Jan. 24), the SpeedUnlimited Run (Jan. 31), and the Condura  42K Skyway Marathon (Feb. 7). And take note, he ran barefoot in the whole 42K in Condura Skyway Marathon! Idol! We salute you! 

Good luck Anthony! Runner Rocky and the whole running community is truly proud of you! (Runner Rocky)



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