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I am a Bicolano by birth and choice. By any standards, I am a slow runner but I like it that way. I look at running as a healthy and exciting way to make a difference. Together with my fellow runners from our family, school, office and the community, we use running to give back..

November 4, 2017

ISLA NG CATANDUANES ULTRAMARATHON 2017: Veni, Vidi, Vici


"Veni, vidi, vici" ("I came, I saw , I conquered") is popularly attributed to Julius Caesar after he had achieved a quick victory in the Battle of Zeta around 47 BC.  The phrase is used to refer to a swift, conclusive victory.

Lest the readers think that the Isla ng Catanduanes Ultra Marathon (ICUM) was a quick one for the Bicolano Penguin and the other runners, allow me to now declare at the onset of this blog article that the ICUM is far from being an easy and soft ultra marathon.