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Kennon Global Marathon

What: Kennon Global Marathon 2012

When: 15th April 2012 Sunday, 4:00 AM (21K Assembly)

Where: Kennon Road, Tuba, Benguet to Lake Drive, Burnham Park, Baguio City

Why "global" marathon?

Kennon Marathon is called "global" because it is envisioned to be a tribute to the 46 countries that helped construct Kennon Road.

Unknown to many, Kennon Road was built with the help of foreign workers from 46 different countries. It was the Americans who served as the taskmasters of this monumental project, but an estimated 4,000 foreign workers from various nationalities were the ones who toiled for three and a half years (July 1, 1901 to January 29, 1905) just to complete what was then known as the Benguet Road.

This road, eventually known as Kennon Road, opened Baguio to the world. It is also a monument to global partnership -- a proof that people of all creeds can unite under one purpose.
Distance and Registration Fees:

  • 3K (Aspirants) - Php 450.00, USD 15.00 (foreign)

  • 5K (Next-in-Line) - Php 550.00, USD 20.00 (foreign)

  • 8.5K (Lionhearts) - Php 650.00, USD 30.00 (foreign)

  • 21K (Conquerors) - Php 750.00, USD 40.00 (foreign)

Registration Centers:

Tiong San Department Store and Bazaar

Harrison Rd., Baguio City

La Trinidad, Benguet

United Coconut Planters Bank

Account No.- 201960001693

Account name- Kennon Global Marathon Inc.

Banco de Oro

Account No.- 4158009215

Account Name- Maverick Media Solutions Inc.

Please email a scanned copy or a photo of your deposit slip to or fax it to Maverick Media Services at (02) 687-7450. Delivery of the race packs through LBC will be arranged as soon as they are ready.
Cash Prizes:

  • 21KM - Php 20,000.00 (1st) / Php 15,000.00 (2nd) / Php 10,000.00 (3rd) / Php 2,000.00 (4th) / Php 1,000.00 (5th to 10th place)

  • 8.5KM -

  • 5KM -

  • 3KM -

Starting Line

  • 3km - Camp 8, Baguio City

  • 5km - Camp 7, Baguio City

  • 8.5km - Lion's Head

  • 21km - Camp 3, Tuba, Benguet

*All race categories will end at Lake Drive in Burnham Park. Gun-start for all categories wil be at 6:00 AM

Route Map:

For more information, visit Kennon Global Marathon and their Frequently Asked Questions.
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One Goal One Nation Run

What: One Goal One Nation, Takbo Para sa Pagbabago 2012, in celebration of Earth Day

When: April, May and June of 2012

Where: 9 Locations along the Country

Beneficiary: Philippine Red Cross (PRC)

This event marks PRC's 64th anniversary along with the celebration of EARTH DAY 2012. It is inline with PRC's mission to help the poorest of the poor, committed to provide quality life-saving services of indigent Filipinos in vulnerable situations, and react positively to disasters, national concerns and other related issues.

The event is open to the public, to be participated in by interested individuals, students, employees, professionals and family members.

Distance and Registration Fees:

Registration fees and distance category varies per location. Click on the following links below to find out more.

     Batangas Leg - 14 April 2012

     Dagupan Leg - 28 April 2012

     Vigan Leg - 5 May 2012

     Cebu Leg - 12 May 2012

     Davao Leg - 19 May 2012

     Cagayan De Oro - 26 May 2012

     Iloilo Leg - 2 June 2012

     Pampanga Leg - 21 April 2012  10 June 2012

     Finale Run in Manila - June 2012

Registration Centers:

Register online through Rosa Rio Productions

 Promo: Biggest delegation to register at one event will receive Php 5,000.00 worth cash prize!

Singlet Design:

Finisher's Shirt Design:

For more information, you may call/text Rosa Rio at 0927-873-3834 / 509-2728, e-mail them at, or check their Facebook page.

Rosa Rio Productions is giving a chance for THREE (3) RUNNERS to get a FREE RACE KIT of their chosen category for the Batangas Leg (happening on 14th of April). Leave your comment below and the winners will be announced via electronic raffle (random pick through on the 31st of March. Good luck!
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Exercise Is a Necessary Treatment for All Types of Arthritis

by Dr. Gabe Mirkin, M.D.

Arthritis is classified into three types:
  1. Inflammatory
  2. Degenerative
  3. Traumatic

Your doctor first checks to see if you have a history of trauma that damaged your joint. If you don't, he does a host of blood tests looking for a source of inflammation (an overactive immunity): various diseases, infections or the deposition of crystals in the joint fluid. If he finds none of these, he announces to you that you have osteoarthritis, which means that he doesn't have the foggiest idea what is causing your joint pain. He then does X-rays and MRIs. If the cartilage is gone and a bone at the joint touches the end of the opposing bone, he may recommend a joint replacement. If the cartilage is intact, the major treatment is exercise (Current Pain and Headache Reports, December 2011: 15(6):423-30).

Regardless of the cause of your joint pain, inactivity will increase damage to the joint. If you don't move that joint, you can expect it to degenerate to the point where the joint loses its ability to move through its full range of motion. When you stop using a joint, the muscles around it grow weak and the tendons stiffen. This leads to further joint damage and lack of mobility. Of course, you should not pound on, or apply too much force on damaged joints because too much force can break more cartilage, leading to a joint replacement.


Running is almost always contraindicated if you have joint damage in the legs, hips or lower back because during running, your foot hits the ground with a force that is transmitted up your leg all the way to your back. The faster you run, the greater and more damaging the force of your foot strike. If you want to run with joint pain, you must run very slowly, and even then, you are still transmitting the foot strike force up your leg and into your back.


The safest sports for people with painful joints are those that do not involve foot strike force. Cycling is done in a smooth rotary motion. Swimming helps protect your joints because of the buoyancy of the water. Exercise equipment such as elliptical trainers or stair steppers will allow you to move your joints without pounding on your feet. Any of these activities help you to strengthen the muscles around the damaged joints and keep the tendons flexible. Whatever sport you choose, the same rules of training that athletes use apply to you:


Start out by pedaling, walking or swimming very slowly and stop if your muscles feel heavy or hurt. Stop even if you have just started your workout for that day. When you can pedal, walk or swim for 30 minutes a day without increasing your joint pain, you are ready to start training.


If you do not exercise intensely enough to feel some burning in your muscles, your muscles will not get stronger. You have to work hard enough to damage muscles because healing strengthens them. Athletes take a harder workout on one day in which they feel a burning in their muscles. When you exercise hard enough to feel sore on the next day, you should go slowly for as many days as it takes for the muscles to heal and the soreness to go away. The normal soreness you feel 8 to 24 hours after you have taken an intense workout is called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS).


DOMS is symmetrical; you feel the same soreness on both sides of your body. Also, DOMS does not worsen with easy exercise. Stop exercising immediately if the pain does not improve as you continue to move. If your discomfort increases as you exercise, you have an injury or are headed for an injury.


If your joint pain is so severe that you cannot exercise, you need to find some way to have your joints moved for you. Go to a physical therapist who will move your joints for you and use massage, heat, cold or electrical stimulation to help you regain the ability to move the joints. Allowing your joints to stay in one position without daily movement will cause further joint damage and make your arthritis pain worse.

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SlimmeRun 2012

"Run to look great, live slim, healthy, fit and beautiful."

What: SlimmeRun 2012

When: 5 May 2012 Saturday, 4:30AM

Where: 28th Avenue, BGC, Taguig

Distance and Registration Fees:

    1km - Php 200.00

    3km - Php 300.00

    5km - Php 400.00

    10km - Php 500.00

(Click the registration form on the right to enlarge/download)

Registration Centers:

  • SWI Head Office - 6F, Pan Pacific Hotel, Adriatico Square, Malvar St., Manila

  • SWI Centers - Pasay, SM North EDSA, Alabang

  • Mizuno Outlets - SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, Trinoma, Festival Mall, Bonifacio High Street

  • ROX - Bldg. B1, BGC, Taguig (13th April to 27th April only)

Singlet Design: available for first 2,000 registrants only

For more information, visit:
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I Run For Integrity 2012

What: 2nd I Run for Integrity

When: 6 May 2012 Sunday, 4:30AM

Where: 9th Ave. cor. 28th St., BGC, Taguig

Distance and Registration Fees:

     3km, 5km and 10km - Php 550.00

     15km - Php 600.00

*includes: Race Packet, Singlet, Race Bib, Post-event Pack, Finisher Certificate, and Medal for all 15K Finishers.

You may download the registration form here.

Registration Centers:

  • Chris Sports - Megamall, Mall of Asia, Glorietta, Market Market & Festival Mall)

  • The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines - 19/F Philippine Axa Life Centre, Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City

Shirt Design:

Race Routes:

For more inquiries, visit their Facebook fanpage or contact Ms. Cay Castanos at (+632) 845.1324 or e-mail her at
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Salomon XTrail Pilipinas Test Run

The fun and challenge of trail running tests not just a runner's speed, but also his agility, balance, and physical and mental strength all throughout the trail race. Seeing a picturesque view of mother nature and traversing on its rocks, soil, mud and rivers makes it even more beautiful and astounding. Such difference from road running gives me a lot of excitement whenever there's a chance for me to join a trail race.

Last Saturday (17 March 2012) was a privileged day for me and other runner-bloggers who got to be invited for the test run of Salomon XTrail Pilipinas happening in less than 12 days on the 31st of March, 2012. The race will be staged afoot at one of the most scenic places and inviting views of the Country, Tagaytay Highlands and Midlands Resort - the same venue where the Nathan Ridge run was held last November.

Unlike during our Nathan Ridge test run, the weather that greeted us at Tagaytay Highlands was much warmer. The fogs were absent with only a short breeze of air passing us by.

As of briefing time, all the slots in each distance categories for the upcoming Salomon XTrail Pilipinas run was already filled-up overhead to its target limit of 800, totaling to 1,000 registered participants. The categories that were first closed were the 6km beginner-friendly and 24km distance for the hardcore. To date, the 24km is the toughest and first ever longest trail distance that will be staged in Tagaytay Highlands.

Like the previous Nathan Ridge run which is also under the belt of Primer Group of Companies such as Salomon, this will be a green event that will ditch out the use of plastic and disposable cups or bottles. So all the participants are encouraged to bring their own hydration packs or bottles. Nathan handheld bottles were offered to participants as an option in the registration sheet at a 50% discount rate.

Other things that should be taken note of:
  1. Shuttle bus will be provided to all participants at R.O.X in BGC at 2:00AM;
  2. Race starts at 5:30AM at the Ampitheater of Tagaytay Midlands;
  3. Cut-off time from the gun-start is four (4) hours. The cut-off is meant only for the start of the program and not to sweep-off the runners who are still on the course;
  4. And as this is a trail run, self-sufficiency is expected as there are only seven (7) hydration stations that can be set-up along the course.
  5. The 24km distance is called "mountain run" and will have a number of elevation changes.
  6. Click on the link to know more about the technical details of the race route
  7. The Philippine Skyrunning Association (or PhilSky, formerly known as PSA) will be holding a trail running clinic and race course preview on Wednesday, 21 March 2012, at R.O.X in BGC, 7PM to 9PM.
Enjoy some of our photos taken during the test run:

Treading the road towards the trails
Carefully desending the first part of the trail
If there's a descend, there's also an ascent
Trail testing my Diadora Mythos Samurai 3
Your own hydration bottle - eco-friendly
Our guide is blazing fast and strong
The weeds with bladed seeds
One of the many scenic views along the route
Stopping by at a secluded residential area
That's our guide, running along the coconut farm
Here's what you'll get running on trails
More of those sticking-sharp I dunno if it's seeds
It sticks and bruises even your bare skin

More photos may be found at my Facebook album.

Once again, let Tagaytay Highlands bring you closer to nature while its challenge pumps your lungs, heart, and burn your legs out!
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Skechers GoRun Running Essentials in Cebu

With the growing fitness trend today, SKECHERS finds it necessary to help newbie runners and running enthusiasts improve the way they train and prepare for their next run.

RUNNING ESSENTIALS is part of Skechers Fitness' advocacy to promote Mid-Foot Strike, proper running techniques, and a healthy lifestyle with the help of ultra marathoner Michelle Estuar and other fitness coaches and runners, covering topics such as Stretching, Leg & Foot Technique, Hydration & Nutrition, and more.

Two clinics were already successfully staged last Feb. 18 and Mar. 3 at Market! Market! and it has a very good turn out of around 70-100 attendees! And this March 24, 2012, Skechers is bringing the RUNNING ESSENTIALS to Cebu. Details are as follows:

Venue: G/f Activity Area, Ayala Center Cebu

Time: 4:00PM - 7:00PM

Attire: Running attire

Registration: Send in your name via SMS to: 0905-390-5883

If you and your friends are also registered for the Globe Run for Home (Cebu) on March 25, Skechers will have a booth there too!
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2012 Pico Tri Invitational Set

It is all systems go for the 2012 Pico Tri Invitational, Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club’s biggestsporting event of the season. Set on March 31, triathletes and sports enthusiasts are all gearing up to be at the panoramic terrain and seascapes of Pico de Loro Cove in Hamilo Coast, Batangas which will serve as a backdrop as they swim, bike and run for the ultimate endurance test.

The by-invitation triathlon organized by the famed Ironman finisher, Raul Cuevas, brings to life Hamilo Coast and Pico de Loro’s exceptional active lifestyle offerings with an event that highlights the dynamic experience members and guests can have within this exceptional coastal destination.

An annual milestone activity of Pico de Loro Beach & Country Club, Pico Tri Invitational started in 2011 and is envisioned as a premier sporting activity locally and regionally.It is expected to draw some 200 participants including local &foreign triathletes and award-winning triathlon legends, Matt Ohalloran of Canada; Jurgen Zack and KatjaRabe of Germany; Fredrik Croneborg of Switzerland; Melvin Wong of Singapore, and Ali Flitch from Australia. Filipinos, Augusto Benedicto and Carlo Pedrigosa, who carved their names in this endurance sport, will also give participants a run for their money.

Local teams are currently doing practice races at Pico de Loro Cove with the supervision of in-house sports and recreation consultants, Dan Brown and Ani de Leon-Brown, renowned triathletes and endurance sport honchos. This 1.2 km swim, 35 km bike and 8 km run will give participants first-hand experience of the active coastal lifestyle that Pico de Loro Cove has to offer.

Pico de Loro Beach & Country Club at Pico de Loro, Hamilo Coast is for members only. For more information, call: (+632) 856-3362 or email:
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Free Race Kits for Group Registrants of LMR2

Good News!

Rogin-E is giving group registrants for the Last Man Running 2 a one-week long of registration discount from March 12 to 19, 2012. For every group of five (5) registrants, two (2) free slots will be given for the group (category should be the same for all runners).

What are you waiting for? Head on now to the following registration sites:

GBX Megamall

Olympic Village - Robinsons Pioneer, Robinsons Ermita, Alabang Town Center and Trinoma

ROX- Bonifacio High Street

*Just a reminder, all seven registrants should be there at the same time.

Need more exciting news? Somnio will be giving away shoes for the top male and female finishers of all three categories.

For more about the race details, visit the Last Man Running 2 blog announcement.
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Pet Express Doggie Run 2012

It's another fun-filled day for dog lovers and their fur kids as Pet Express, your dog & cat shop, brings you year two of the biggest dog running event in Manila. Canine runners and their human running buddies are invited to troop over SM Mall of Asia grounds, details are as follows:

What: Pet Express DOGGIE RUN 2012

When: 24 March 2012 Saturday, 5:30 AM

Where: SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City


PAWS (The Philippine Animal Welfare Society)

Distance and Registration Fees:

     1.5K, 3K, 5K

     Php 450.00 (Race kit for dog + owner)

     Php 400.00 (for human only)

Registration Centers: (until March 22, 2012)

Register at any Pet Express branch

Corinthian Hills 696-7400, SM City Masinag 477-8659, SM Cubao 912-5924, SM Hypermarket Makati 843-7174, SM Mall of Asia 836-8955)

Pet Express Doggie Run 2012 Race Kit (P450) includes:

• Event Dri-fit Running Shirt

• Event Dog Bandana

• Race Bib (for human)

• Race Bib (for dog)

• Insurance Coverage

• Donation to PAWS (The Philippine Animal Welfare Society)

Registration will be continued in Mall of Asia branch from March 22-24. On-site registration during the race day will depend on the availability of race kits.

All dog registrants who crosses the finish line will get their very own doggie finisher medal and loot bag. Come and enjoy the sponsor game booths, souvenir photos, and raffle prizes that are up for grabs.

Singlet Design:

Dog Runner Winners:

• 1.5K- 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place (only toy/small dogs are eligible to win in this category)

• 3K- 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place (all breeds/sizes)

• 5K- 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place (all breeds/sizes)


1. All participating dogs must be properly vaccinated (Please bring vaccination records).

2. Bitches must not be in heat.

3. Please keep your dogs on a leash.

4. Please provide a muzzle for unfriendly dogs.

5. Please be considerate and pick up after your dog’s waste.

6. Never leave your dog unattended. Pet Express will not be liable for dogs that are lost or

missing during the event.

7. The organizers reserve the right to reject the participation of a dog that might cause

disruption or disturbance in the event (i.e. dogs with aggressive behavior, bitches in heat,


This event is made possible with the support of Holistic Recipe, Beef Meal, Espree, Hartz, Pedigree, Cesar, Frontline Plus, Kong, DoggyMan, Wahl, Royal Canin, Bayer Advocate, Good Boy, Doggie's Choice, Ezydog, Virbac Nutriplus Gel, Novibac, Purina ProPlan, Pawsh Couture, Gavino's Donuts, and Focus Media.

For more Doggie Run 2012 details, visit the Pet Express Facebook page.
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Century Tuna STK Multi-Sport Festival

What: The Century Tuna STK Multi-Sport Festival

When: 22 April 2012, Sunday 6:00 AM

Where: Narra Park, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City


6 & under 50m 200m 50m 700m 200m
8-Jul 100m 200m 50m 1.7k 200m
10-Sep 200m 900m 100m 1.7k 900m
12-Nov 300m 1.7k 200m 3.4k 1.7k
13-15 300m 1.7k 300m 7.6k 2.5k
16 & above 600m 2.5k
(Beginner's Tri)
300m 7.6k 2.5k
16 & above
(Super Mini Sprint)
600m 15.2k 3.2k
*Early bird cut-off until: March 25, 2012.

Route Map:

The race courses used at the NAGT Alabang held last Oct 2011 will be used.

For more information, download the race information and the entry form.
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Riovana Holds Grand Launch

A heightened experience welcomed the members of the media and other guests during the grand launch of Riovana held last February 17, 2012. Owned by the running industry's frontliner Coach Rio De La Cruz, the event demarcated the formal unveiling of this one-stop-shop that provides a different high to runners and enthusiasts alike by enlightening them about the right tools, techniques and other know-hows regarding running so they can transcend from being ordinary to extraordinary runners.

Guests were given a tour of Riovana to introduce them to the various areas within: Sole Running, where the perfect pair of shoes for an individual depending on his fitness level: gold-for speed work, interval trainings and the race day, silver – for intermediate training and bronze for beginners, are determined via the Gait Analysis – the shoes; Sole Searching, the lounge area where members can interact with other runners as they build lasting friendships over races and Sole Healing, a revolutionary recovery center that focuses on pre and post running treatments.

fashion show featuring 2012 collections
Apart from the tour, there were also raffle draws which paved way for lucky guests to win exclusive items from Riovana. Another highlight of the evening was the fashion show which featured the 2012 collection of some of the brands which Riovana carries.

Visit Riovana at the Ground Floor of Active Fun Building 9th avenue corner 28th street at the Bonifacio Global City, near Honda BGC and at the 3rd Floor of Regis Center Building, Loyola Heights, Quezon City in front of Ateneo De Manila University.

Raffling of exclusive items
For more details, please visit Like us on facebook: RiovanaPhilippines and follow us on twitter RiovanaPH for the latest updates.
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Heat Stroke

What is heat stroke?
  • is a medical emergency
  • it occurs when the body overheats due to hot and humid weather or as a result of too much direct exposure to the sun, and sweating cannot cool down the body.

Symptoms of heat stroke?
  • warm feeling
  • flushed skin
  • faintness
  • dizziness
  • weakness
  • headache

if left untreated, this will lead to:
  • high fever of 41 C
  • rapid heartbeat
  • convulsion
  • delirium
  • unconsciousness

How is heat stroke treated?
  • Get the person indoors.
  • Remove clothing and gently apply cool water to the skin followed by fanning to stimulate sweating.
  • Apply ice packs to the armpits, wrists, ankles, and groin.
  • Have the person lie down in a cool area with their feet slightly elevated.
  • Bed rest

How can heat stroke be prevented?
  1. Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid tea, coffee, soda, and alcohol as these can lead to dehydration.
  2. Wear lightweight, tightly woven, loose-fitting clothing in light colors.
  3. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a hat, sunglasses, and using an umbrella.
  4. Try to spend as much time indoors as possible.
  5. Schedule vigorous activity and sports for cooler times of the day. Increase time spent outdoors gradually to get your body used to the heat.
  6. If you have a chronic condition, talk to your doctor about extra precautions you can take to protect yourself against heat stroke.

For more info, see article from Department of Health (DoH) and The Philippine Star.

(*image and write-up credit: Rose Anne L. Guevarra)

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XTerra and Tesla Compression Gears

Mevez Business Ventures Inc. (MBVI) recently introduced in the Philippine market an extensive line of compression sportswear products of Xterra, a global brand in premier technical sportswear used by top triathletes around the world. MBVI also launched the European brand, Tesla, with both compression products and high quality running shoes. Tesla sportswear is named after Nicholas Tesla, a designer of customized sportscars, whose name is synonymous with creativity, style and quality.

Compression wear are used by top athletes in virtually every sport today such as triathlon, biking, running, water sports, track and field, baseball, golf, badminton and even as exercise wear. Compression wear applies the principle of compression bands used in medicine to promote and enhance optimum blood flow and conserve the energy of muscles in a person’s body. It is also used to prevent the tightening of muscles during cold weather conditions that could lead to muscle cramps. It is thus used by football, ice hockey and basketball players underneath their jersey uniforms for this purpose.

Because of the technical nature of compression wear and their prohibitively high costs, as well as limited stores offering the products in the Philippines, very few Filipinos use the product in their sports activities. As a result, the benefits of compression technology have not reached many Filipinos even with the popularity of running, biking and triathlon events in the country today.

MBVI’s aim was therefore to introduce quality, global compression brands at prices that most Filipinos can now afford. While other products of comparable quality were previously available at prices ranging from P4,500 to P7,000, MBVI is currently offering its extensive line of Xterra and Tesla compression wear at prices from P1,600 for sleeveless triathlon wear to only P2300 for the long tights preferred by runners. Short sleeve styles are priced at P1,700, long tops at P2,100, long tops with neckband at P2,200 and short tights at P2,100.

Xterra and Tesla compression wear are lightweight, keep the wearer always dry as sweat evaporates quickly, has anti-bacterial properties to protect the user from harmful bacteria that attack an athlete during strenuous physical activities(when the immune system is low), provides ultraviolet protection(it has a UPF factor of 50), and is semi waterproof to keep the skin dry such as during the swimming leg of triathlons.

Xterra and Tesla compression wear have become so popular even among non-athletes that the company recently released a new line of casual fit designs to cater to people who wish to wear compression shirts as casual wear to avail of the benefits of the many properties of the products. The casual fits are priced from P1, 500 to P2, 000.

Xterra recently sponsored triathlon events in Cebu and Laguna (Nuvali) and in the first quarter of 2012, another triathlon event in Cebu. MBVI is coordinating with the organizers of the upcoming event for Xterra products to be awarded to winners.

Xterra and Tesla compression wear are currently available at select stores of Olympic Village in Metro Manila, Cebu and Bacolod, R.O.X Bonifacio High Street and Outside of these areas, direct orders are also accepted.

For channels partnership details and product information, the company contact numbers are (02) 5779298, 09178323341 and email at Also, like our Facebook page: Xterra Tesla PH and follow us on Twitter: xterratesla.
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