Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Marinduque Extreme, Saturday, May 14. Abandoned CMI minesite as venue

Marinduque Extreme is a term adopted by a local action and adventure sports group for athletes who are into biking activities that involve speed, height and a high level of physical exertion brought about by environmental obstacles. Team Marinduque that organizes these events includes Romeo Mabiog, Sr., president, Dr. Ed Ancheta, race-director, Dr. Josue Victoria, DVM, race grand-marshall and Cong. Allan Velasco, among others.

Past competitions have seen the participation of Leo Oracion, triathlete and member of the first Philippine Mt. Everest expedition, and Pepito Diapera, Champion, North Face Thrill of the Trail Ultra Marathon and champion, Guam Ko'Ko' Road Race.

Venue for this annual competition is an abandoned minesite in Capayang, Mogpog that offers nerve-wrecking tracks, turns, climbs, rock beds and devil's drops guaranteed to induce an adrenalin-rush among the competitors.


The Marinduque Extreme Duathlon (Run-Bike) category is open to all riders for the 7.5-kilometer to 20-kilometer race. Professionals and novices will also join the Cross Country or the Aggressive cross-country races covering 30 kilometers for males and 25-kilometer race for females.

With such events Marinduque Extreme promotes sports tourism, discovers and develops talented riders for national and, eventually, international competitions.

The event starts at 7:30 am on Saturday, May 14, at the old CMI Minesite in Brgy. Capayang, Mogpog (in photo).

Come rain or high water, you are welcome!

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