Dream of a Hundred and Two (in a hundred and two words)

One of the toughest ordeals I have ever faced—Bataan Death March (BDM) Ultramarathon 102—is almost here.  One hundred two kilometers of roads, one hundred two kilometers of history. One of the races I dreamt of joining when I was just doing my 10Ks is finally coming true, driven by all the love and support my running family provides.  I would like to thank all our support crew, the ladies and gentlemen that serve as wind beneath our wings for without them I would not be able to seek this dream.  Thank you for helping me make my dream come true!

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  1. Kenley Jones says:

    Hello,
    I am really glad that I came upon your website. My wife is a filipina from Mariveles, PH. I remember visiting in 07. The Death March starts somewhere around Jollibee if I am not mistaken. We will be visiting in Feb ’11 in Mariveles. Our hopes and dreams are to actually move to the PH as she is from there with a HUGE family. I really enjoy the filipino ways of life and culture. I am a runner (although beginning) and your site really inspires me to keep at it. Salamat! From what I have seen and heard, running has really started to shape the lives of so many in the PH. A lot of races, etc.. My dream is to race in the PH some day. My goal is long distance running. I have 10 miles under my belt now. Nothing close to 102 km. lol. I wish you the best in your training for that event. Im sori to have typed so much here. Please feel free to check out my site when you get a chance. I have a filipino section there. If interested I will add your link. Just let me know either way. I look forward to reading more here as I have bookmarked this page.

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    1. dhenztm says:

      Hi Kenley! Yes the Death March marker starts beside a Jollibee in Mariveles. Indeed running has boomed in the Philippines, not just in Manila. I’m so glad that I you like our way of life and I’m glad that I can at least inpire you to keep running! Thank you very much for the kind words, and as far as realizing your running dream I could say I was there about a year ago, one step at a time! If you can dream it, you can realize it.

      P.S. Of course I’d be glad to be added to your blogroll! (Likewise I’ll be adding your site with mine as well :))

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  2. run unltd. says:

    Ayos, 102 words nga. Good luck Dennis. Let’s share the roads.

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    1. dhenztm says:

      Thank you Vener and God bless us all during BDM. I’m so glad to be able to run with all of you again. (Binilang mo ba? hehe :))

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  3. Kenley Jones says:

    Dennis,

    Thanks a lot for the kind words. You have been added into the filipino section of my site on the left. Now I will sure to keep track of your posts that way. I don’t have a wordpress account. Is there a way to change my pic? lol. jk. Best wishes with the training. My wife and I will be traveling there in Feb – March next year. I plan on doing some running there. Maybe I can catch a race or 2. Mabuhay!

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    1. dhenztm says:

      You’re welcome! I’m sure when you get here you’d be able to catch some good races. 🙂

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  4. tracy says:

    Dennis! 🙂

    Good luck sa BDM! Very, very proud of you! I’m sure you’ll make our Death March heroes proud, too. 🙂

    (102 words nga ba? Pag sobra, you’ll add more km sa Bataan. 😛 Hehe, kidding!)

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  5. Bryan says:

    My response in 102 characters — Ang masasabi ko sa iyo ay good luck at break a leg, hopefully not yours. Pag na-finish mo yang BDM, multi-level ka na talaga.

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  6. dhenztm says:

    Thanks guys!

    @Trace: yes 102 words yan, MS Word mismo nagbilang 😛
    @Bryan: di ko na bibilangin kung 102 characters nga 😀

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  7. Rod says:

    adik dhenz! =D

    Good luck bro! kita-kits sa race!

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    1. dhenztm says:

      Likewise Pre good luck! God bless us all that day! 🙂

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  8. kenleyjones says:

    I wish you strength and courage with the BDM. May God bless you and give you the strength to finish in strong. I know that there are a lot of causes to do the BDM, and one of them has nothing to do with the SELF, but rather a tribute of one’s SELF for the soldiers that marched that path years ago. God Bless!

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