Cancer cases expected to rise among Filipinos

Asian Cancer Institute (ACI), a one-stop, integrated, multi-disciplinary cancer prevention and management facility located in the Philippines provides state-of-the-art, innovative and evidence-based treatment by a group of expert medical and allied cancer specialists. Having to avoid surmise diagnosis, ACI, is operating with four centers that offer easy access to screening and diagnostic procedures as well as individualized yet comprehensive cancer therapy and management.

Cancer being rampant in the country and in the whole world, ACI makes sure their doctors, nurses and medical practitioners including service focus on compassionate care for every patient providing a healing environment that comforts and heals the body as well as the spirit.

Cancer is affecting more and more Filipinos everyday. Here in the country at least 98,200 patients are diagnosed with this affliction every year. Of this number, over 59,000 individuals eventually die because of the disease, according to the Philippine Cancer Society.

 This number is still expected to rise dramatically as the World Health Organization (WHO) forecasts that cancer diagnosis will rise by 70 percent in the next two decades.  This translates to more deaths related to cancer in the coming years.

 What is more alarming is that the WHO says that over 60% of the world’s total new cases come from the continents of Africa, South America, and Asia, home of some of the world’s poorest populations. Patients from these geographic locations also account for 70 percent of the global deaths because of cancer.

Today, cancer is regarded as one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide.

 Here in the Philippines, WHO estimates that 28,700 males and 27,900 females died of cancer last year. For men, lung cancer (24.3%), liver cancer (14.7%), and colorectal cancer (12.8%) were the deadliest. While breast cancer (27.7%), colorectal cancer (10.4%), and lung cancer (9.9%) are the most fatal types of cancer. In Asia, the Philippines has the highest case of breast cancer according to the Philippine Society of Medical Oncology.

Several factors can also heighten the chances of getting cancer. These include, tobacco use, alcohol use, unhealthy diet, and lack of physical activity. Cigarette smoking is the most dangerous of these risk factors and accounts for about 20 percent of the total cancer deaths worldwide. But if one leads a healthy lifestyle, WHO says that cancer deaths can be lessened by 30 percent.

 Cancer and mortality can also be significantly lessened if it is detected and treated at the earliest time possible. The most common types of cancer such as breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, oral, and prostate can be cured when detected early and treated according to globally-accepted best practices.

Changing the way we tackle cancer through integrated and multidisciplinary care to improve and transform cancer care and management here in the Philippines, the Asian Hospital and Medical Center (AHMC) will launch the Asian Cancer Institute (ACI) this July 23, 2015. ACI was created with the aim of providing modern services and advancing the rate of world-class scientific solutions, research and treatment for cancer patients.

“It is an integrated and multidisciplinary team approach to cancer care….given that all the disciplines and the services are housed in Tower Two of the Asian Hospital and Medical Center.  In this center we’re putting everything together in one place. It’s from preventive oncology to end-of-life care,” Dr. Corazon Ngelangel, Director of ACI said.

This multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment and care is the most important facet of ACI. From day one of consultation with ACI, a team of experts coming from different fields sit and discuss every patient’s case, saving the patient from skipping from one doctor to another to make sure that their diagnosis is correct. This novel approach is also advantageous because all possible modes of treatment are laid out to a patient.

Apart from its mission to improve the way we treat and manage cancer, ACI also provides compassionate care to every cancer patient and a healing environment that comforts and heals the body as well as the spirit. The patient is assisted in every way possible with support groups, psychosocial support, and even spiritual advice. These are offered to both the patients and their family members.

“For multidisciplinary team approach to cancer care, you’re not only talking to one doctor with one specialty but you are talking to many doctors with different specialties who need to be caring for you. Cancer is multi-faceted in its treatment. You need surgery, you need drugs, you need support. So everything should be there at first diagnosis,” Ngelangel said.

ACI boasts of four different but integrated centers of excellence.  These are the Emmanuel Center which provides screening, diagnosis, and surgical care to patients with different malignancies; Conquer C Center mainly includes oncologists with specialized expertise in radiation therapy, nuclear oncology and interventional oncology; Chrys Center 1 provides Medical-Hematology-Pediatric oncology services,  the area of cancer dedicated to treating adult and pediatric patients, by using medications taken by mouth, injection, or infusion, including internal medicine and pediatric medicine interventions; and Chrys Center 2 which is dedicated to providing the highest quality Integrative, Supportive and Palliative Care Services.

Dr. Ngelangel said that these centers house everything that may be needed by the patient. This facility will be home to unparalleled medical expertise coming from some of the best medical professionals in the country. This is further enhanced with the promise of compassionate care for every cancer patient and their family. Because as Ngelangel puts it, “in cancer you often comfort and you sometimes really cure. That’s how oncology is, that’s how cancer management is.”


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Asian Hospital and Medical Center (AHMC) is a tertiary hospital accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the world’s most prestigious accrediting body for health care organizations.

AHMC is a part of the Metro Pacific Hospital Group, the largest private hospital group in the Philippines managed by the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), the local unit of the First Pacific Group headed by Manuel V. Pangilinan.

Opened on May 11, 2002, the hospital with 289-bed capacity stands on a 17,250-square meter campus, carefully planned and specially designed to provide a healing environment, care and comfort, and ensure the safety of the patients, guests, and staff. There are also over 900 expert doctors from the different specialties who have been trained in top institutions worldwide and more than 300 nurses whose specializations include hemodialysis for patients requiring routine and intensive care; diagnostic procedures for breast lesions; supportive home care, pain management, and palliative medicine; cardiovascular surgery; and intensive care for cardiovascular and neurosurgical patients. Asian Hospital also has over 1,000 highly skilled employees and staff who provide high quality and compassionate patient care.

Press Release: Voke Delivers Natural Energy Tabs With Reload Membership Service

Voke Tab, maker of healthy energy tabs, is pleased to introduce the Voke Reload program, a membership service that delivers directly to customer doorsteps on a monthly basis. Voke is now easily accessible to people anywhere in the country, and athletes like Conrad Anker, Kit DesLauriers and Jimmy Chin are taking advantage of the Reload program.

“With a growing customer base that includes a diverse mix of people from elite athletes and firefighters to executives and doctors, demand for our product is outpacing our retail distribution,” says Kalen Caughey, Voke Tab founder and president. “When people integrate Voke into their daily life, they want to have simple, reliable access to Voke. Reload delivers that.”

Voke is a chewable tablet that delivers a boost of smooth, natural energy from a combination of organic guarana berry, organic acerola cherry and green tea leaf caffeine. The tabs are naturally sugar-free and contain no artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors.

“Voke is integral to my daily routine, whether I am on an expedition, in the office or hammering out a grueling travel schedule,” says renowned mountaineer Conrad Anker. “Reload is a convenient service that helps me spend more time focusing on my next adventure.”

Voke Reload is available at You can also find Voke Tabs at over 150 retailers in the Pacific Northwest and Montana, and in select Whole Foods stores.

Voke Tab Natural Energy

About Voke® Tab

After years of competitive skiing, Kalen Caughey, founder of Voke Tab, was inspired to create a spill-proof, healthy energy alternative to provide portable fuel in the mountains. He teamed up with his father, Byron Caughey, a biochemist, to research an ideal combination of natural ingredients that would provide a balanced boost without sugar or artificial sweeteners. Choosing only healthy ingredients with scientifically backed benefits, Caughey created Voke Tab, and quickly gained a dedicated group of followers including numerous world-class athletes. To learn more about Voke, visit

Study Finds Autistic Children More Sedentary

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A recent Oregon State University study showed that autistic children tend to be significantly less active than their non-autistic peers. The study, which was published last fall in “Autism Research and Treatment,” showed that autistic children participated in 50 minutes less of moderate physical activity than typically-developed children, and spent 70 minutes more each day sitting.

Fortunately, the study also showed that autistic children were just as physically capable as their peers. “Our results are encouraging as they indicate that children and youth with an ASD (Autism spectrum disorder) show capacity to meet daily guidelines for physical fitness and activity.” You can read the full study HERE

If you are a parent or an occupational therapist looking for a ways to get a child with an ASD to be more active, consider rebounding on a bellicon. Bouncing is a health-boosting activity that children really enjoy, with or without developmental issues, but it also provides exceptional vestibular and proprioceptive feedback, making it particularly beneficial for children with an ASD.

Carrie Einck, a pediatric OT in Chicago, shares her experiences with the bellicon in this YouTube VIDEO

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GSK partners with VMV Hypoallergenics: Fight against Cervical Cancer.

MAKATI CITY, PHILIPPINES—Every woman is at risk. Cervical cancer is a major problem for Filipino women: it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Filipinas, with seven dying of the dreaded disease every single day.[i] What’s more worrying is that two in three Filipinas diagnosed with cervical cancer may die within five years.[ii] Cervical cancer is a risk for women regardless of race, age, lifestyle or socio-economic status.[iii]

Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells develop and spread in the cervix, the entrance between the vagina and the uterus.[iv] 

GSK & VMV Hypoallergenics partnership on the fight vs Cervical Cancer
GSK & VMV Hypoallergenics partnership on the fight vs Cervical Cancer

The human papillomavirus (HPV), a very common virus, is the necessary cause of cervical cancer. It has been shown that 99.7 percent of cervical cancer patients are positive for HPV infection.[v] It is also estimated that up to 80 percent of women will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives.[vi]

While HPV is primarily transmitted via sexual intercourse, skin-to-skin genital contact is also a recognized mode of transmission.[vii],[viii],[ix] Lifestyle changes can help prevent the development of cervical cancer, such as being conscientious about one’s sexual activities. Beyond regular consultations and pap smears by your OB-GYN, vaccines that protect against cancer-causing HPV are also now readily available.

A risk regardless of age

Based on a study of 307 women in Ontario, the incidence of cancer-causing HPV infection is actually highest at the young ages of 15-19.[x] The World Health Organization Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (WHO-SAGE) on Immunization reiterates the importance of getting young girls protected through HPV immunization before their first exposure to HPV (i.e. before sexual contact), as young as 9 years old.[xi],[xii]

What about older women? The risk of persistent infection with cancer-causing HPV (which is necessary for cervical cancer to develop) increases with age, and is highest when a woman is over 66 years old.[xiii] Thus, screening is recommended starting age 21 to detect cervical abnormalities that precede actual cervical cancer.[xiv] Vaccination remains to be recommended for older women to prevent new HPV infections.

Power Over Cervical Cancer

Leading research-based pharmaceutical company GSK continues to ramp up its cervical cancer awareness efforts this year with the patient—the woman—always in mind. In the Philippines, the Power Over Cervical Cancer campaign urges Filipinas to realize that they are empowered—that they can do something to prevent the disease from happening to them, so they don’t miss out on a colorful life ahead or leave their loved ones behind.

Purple lips against cervical cancer

In commemoration of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, GSK Philippines launched its partnership with cosmetics manufacturer VMV Hypoallergenics at a press event entitled Put On Your Power Pout!, held last May 28th at Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The partnership introduces a twist on spreading awareness: encouraging women to join the movement by wearing purple lipstick to show their support for the advocacy on cervical cancer prevention.

“Cancer is quite a distant concept for women who are well. What might be more important to them is keeping up with the latest trends, especially in fashion and beauty. The lipstick is a woman’s own—when she wears it, she makes a statement about herself. Through this partnership with VMV, we hope to drive women to make a statement against cervical cancer,” says Mark Castillo, GSK product manager.

Jacklyn Remo, assistant marketing manager for VMV Hypoallergenics, supports the movement: “We are fully committed toward this partnership with GSK Philippines. At VMV Hypoallergenics, we promise the safest, most proven effective care on the planet—and that extends to beauty. This unique combination of science, wellness and beauty means we also strongly stand for advocacies that help women, their health and happiness.”

Cervical Cancer: Fact or Myth

JOIN THE MOVEMENT NOW—take a photo of yourself wearing VMV Hypoallergenics’ Tutu or Chorus Line lipstick (or a photo of you holding your kiss mark from the lipstick) and post it on Instagram and Facebook with the hashtags #PowerPout and #PowerOverCervicalCancer!

A health service message brought to you by GSK. For further information on cervical cancer, please consult your doctor.


[i] WHO/ICO Information Center on HPV and Cervical Cancer (HPV Information Centre). Human Papillomavirus and Related Diseases Report – Philippines. 2014.

[ii] Philippine Cancer Facts Estimtes. 2010.

[iii] Burd EM. Clin Microbial Rev 2003; 16:1-17.

[iv] National Cancer Institute. . “General Information About Cervical Cancer” http://www.cancer.gove/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/cervical/Patient/page1.

[v] Bosch FX et al. The causal relation between human papillomavirus and cervical cancer. J Clin Pathol 2002;55:244-65.

[vi] Bosch FX, de Sanjose S. Chapter 1: Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer-burden and assessment of causality. J Natl Cancer Inst Managr.

[vii] Antonsson A et al. J Clin Microbial 2003; 41:2509-14.

[viii] Winer RL et al. Am J Epidemiol 2003; 157:218-26.

[ix] Fairley CK et al. Epidemiol.Infect 1995; 115:169 76.

[x] Sellors JW et al. CMAJ 2003; 168:421-5.

[xi]WHO. Weekly epidemiological record no. 21 (23 May 2014). Available at http://www.who/int/wer. Accessed 19 September 2014.

[xii] WHO. Summary of the SAGE April 2014 meeting. Available at Accessed 21 September 2014.

[xiii] Adapted from Castle P et al. JID. 2005; 191: 1808-16.

[xiv] National Cancer Institute. Pap and HPV Testing. Available at Accessed 21 May 2015.

Save Your Muscle Mass with Strength Training  

Many people will have a preference where it comes to the type of exercise they do. Some may eschew cardiovascular training in favor of weight training, or vice versa. However, a balanced exercise routine is the best way to achieve and maintain your health and vitality as our age inevitably progresses.  Strength training is one of the most effective ways to do this.

  1. Bone Health Goes Beyond Drinking Milk

Osteoporosis affects both women and men and is a part of the aging process. But both cardiovascular and strength training helps to fortify bones. These exercises stimulate the repair process that’s vital to bone integrity. When we exercise, two vital cells in bone repair and fortification – osteoclasts and osteoblasts – go to work replacing old and brittle bone with new, healthy bone as a response to the exercise stimuli. When we exercise, we are literally building ourselves a healthier skeleton.

Although cardiovascular exercises and strength exercises do promote osteoclast/osteoblast activity, many cardiovascular exercises tend to focus on the weight bearing parts of the lower body. Although this does benefit the bones, it does so only for those located in your lower body, leaving the bones in the upper body neglected unless strength training is included in your routine.

  1. The Importance Of Muscle Mass

The body begins to lose muscle mass with age due to the natural shift in hormones. However, the majority of loss in muscle mass can be blamed on a sedentary lifestyle. We tend to become more sedentary as we age as our social circles and activities become more limited. In the absence of physical stimulus or a strength-training/strength maintenance routine, existing muscle mass becomes weaker, eventually becoming replaced by fat.

  1. Strength Training For Healthy Joints

A common piece of advice is to not move any joint that hurts. However, exercising has the potential to improve joint health and mobility, as long as there is no existing serious injury to the joint itself. An otherwise healthy joint that isn’t in use will increase in rigidity. Should the time come that we are forced to use these rigid joints beyond our typical capacity, they can become inflamed and painful. But when we exercise the joint safely and effectively, the muscles, tendons, and ligaments surrounding that joint are strengthened, which improves its function and integrity.

  1. Proprioception and Balance.

What is proprioception, you may ask? Proprioception is our ability to infer our body’s place in space relative to our surrounding. Simply put, it’s what allows us to walk down a flight of stairs without having to look at our feet at each step, and lets us walk through a doorway without one of our wayward arms inadvertently hitting the door frame. In those moments, it’s our proprioception which allows us to know exactly where our entire body is in relation to our surroundings without the need for us to focus on each individual limb.

Our sense of proprioception depends on the types and varieties of the stimuli we encounter. For example, if we only move our bodies in a single plane of motion or we are unable to keep our balance when resisting a force, we are more prone to injury and falls. However, by engaging in strength training, we become more accustomed to the various stimuli that toy with our balance in a daily basis, and are ultimately more able to appropriately regulate our response by contracting our muscles and counteracting the force.

  1. The Role Of Proprioception In Functional Strength and Aging

Functional strength can be roughly defined as the ability to carry out various everyday tasks. As we age, we experience a decline in our functional strength, thanks to a myriad of physiological and social factors. This loss of strength and proprioception reduces our ability to carry out daily tasks safely and effectively. It is this reduction in functional ability that makes tasks that are both simple and safe for a younger person difficult or even impossible for an older person. While a young person may have no trouble squatting to pick up a dropped item or carrying something down a flight of stairs, it could be  daunting task for someone who’s older.

Take Your Time With Strength Training

Many people implement  their strength training routine too quickly by lifting weights that are too heavy, lifting with poor form, or increasing the intensity and weight beyond that which their body is capable of. This can have the opposite of the desired effect, causing potentially serious injury in addition to shocking the body, which can result in the development of many ailments.  A sound and effective weight training routine for most people begins with just 2 days per week for around 15 to 20 minutes, in conjunction with cardiovascular exercise each day.

Try to work your entire body by utilizing a combination of cardiovascular and strength exercises which include the lower body, as well as the upper body and core. Each of these areas is essential to sound functional strength, as the three work in concert during nearly every task or activity we perform. In order to be able to squat down and pick up a dropped fork at age 85, it’s imperative to start protecting your muscle mass at age 45. Preventing a decline in muscle mass and strength will ensure that you maintain your independence and quality of life well into old age.

This post is contributed by Ron McDiarmid, who is the founder of My Healthy Living Coach. Having had health challenges along the way Ron was keen to share the research and learning he gathered. Through MHLC this continued into a current presentation of healthy lifestyle choices and how to implement them. Check out his website at

Universal Sports Network Presents Boston Marathon “Run as One” Series March 10 – April 21

Universal Sports Network, the exclusive national television and digital media home of the Boston Marathon, announced today the launch of the “Run as One” series. The 15-episode, short-form video series will air run of schedule and be made available online at beginning today, March 10, and continue through the live coverage of the 118th Boston Marathon, which begins at 8:30 a.m. ET on Monday, April 21, 2014.

In honor of the perseverance and triumph of the human spirit, the “Run as One” series tells the personal stories of those directly affected by the tragic events of the 2013 Boston bombings. As told by survivors, first responders, medical personnel and race officials, these moving first-hand accounts demonstrate strength of character and a resilient will to move forward.

Among those profiled in the series are survivors Nicole and Mike Gross (Charlotte, NC), Marc Fucarile (Stoneham, MA) and Heather Abbott (Newport, RI); Boston Marathon race director David McGillivray; world famous father and son team Dick and Rick Hoyt; former New England Patriot and cancer survivor Joe Andruzzi; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, former City of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino; and Dr. David R. King who finished running the marathon just before the bombings occurred and then immediately began performing surgery on the injured at Massachusetts General Hospital.

“Our efforts to examine the impact of the 2013 Boston tragedy involve telling personal and emotional stories of both sorrow and triumph,” said Universal Sports Network Senior V.P. of Content Robert James. “We needed to uncover the heartbeat of the city, and chose local Boston production company Moody Street TV to help capture the essence of the race, and its meaning to runners and non runners alike. Through Universal Sports’ Boston Marathon “Run as One” series, we showcase the perseverance and resilience of the survivors and City of Boston as a whole, while looking forward in a positive light with all eyes toward the 2014 race.”

In addition, Universal Sports is working with all of its distribution partners to provide their customers with free previews in order to access event coverage for the week leading up to and the day of the Boston Marathon. Affiliates offering free preview windows during the month of April include Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber, satellite providers DIRECTV and DISH and numerous regional cable and IPTV operators in markets across the country.

“We are appreciative of how all of our distributors have enthusiastically stepped up with national marketing, promotion and free preview campaigns to help support this significant event in helping to make the 2014 Boston Marathon even greater,” said Anne E. Droste head of distribution for Universal Sports.

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AsthmaSense Cloud App.

Have you ever experienced an asthma attack? Yes or no, lack of air seems unfair. The lining of the airways become inflamed and swollen, potentially closing completely. The surrounding muscles tighten making it increasingly difficult and painful to breathe. It is often described as a terrifying experience.

This is an asthma attack.

An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma1 and about 25 million of those are in the United States2 alone. For those that do not suffer from the chronic disease, it is hard to understand what it is like to go through an attack.

To better understand, one can “experience asthma” by following the simple, quick and safe steps outlined below.

Breathing through a straw allows you to experience what it’s like to have an asthma attack. You’ll find out why better asthma monitoring means better asthma management.

Steps for Experiencing Asthma*:
1. Use an average size drinking straw.
2. Sit in a chair and tightly seal your lips around the straw.
3. Pinch your nose and breathe only through the straw for one minute.
4. Repeat while walking in place and running in place.

*Stop this experiment if at any time you feel dizzy or uncomfortable.

What did your experience feel like? Did you notice it was difficult to take a satisfactory breath as you progressed through the experiment? Did you feel a sense of nervousness?

What you experienced was similar to that of an asthmatic having an attack. Attacks can vary in length and severity.

Once an asthma attack is experienced, it becomes more clear as to why managing asthma is so important. The American Lung Association states that monitoring symptoms is an important step in controlling asthma.3 The AsthmaSense® Cloud smartphone application created by iSonea Ltd. (ASX:ISN) has been developed to assist asthmatics and caregivers of asthmatics with better and easier monitoring and management of their asthma.

Available on iPhone and Android platforms, the application essentially turns a smartphone into a personal monitoring device allowing asthmatics or their caregivers to track medication usage, symptoms and triggers easily and accurately.

AsthmaSense Cloud’s enhanced features include:
Safe storage of a user’s asthma profile and event history in a cloud-based data warehouse;
Protected access and easy data recovery if one’s phone is replaced, lost, stolen or damaged;
· Tracking system to identify potential risk patterns and trends in asthma symptoms, medication use and testing results;
Interactive medication and testing reminders as well as medication usage records;
The ability to maintain multiple user profiles with a single application; a benefit to families with more than one person suffering from asthma.

AsthmaSense Cloud may be downloaded for free from Apple iTunes, Google Play and Amazon application stores.

For more information, please visit or

Nine High School Athletes Ranked #1 in US Now Set for adidas Dream 100, Mile


More than two dozen of the top high school athletes in the country—including nine athletes ranked #1 in the United States—are now set for the Dream 100 and Dream Mile at the adidas Grand Prix on May 25, adidas and race organizers announced today.

The Dream 100 and Dream Mile are again destined to be among the highlights of the adidas Grand Prix on May 25. One of the top track-and-field events in the world, the event at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island will feature dozens of international superstars, including 2012 Olympic medalists David Rudisha, Jenn Suhr, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Aries Merritt, Brittney Reese, Michael Tinsley, Javier Culson, Francena McCorory, and Bianca Knight. The event will be the third stop on the IAAF Diamond League circuit. Tickets are available at or by calling 1-877-849-8722.

Officially added today to the all-star Dream rosters are:


Kendal Williams, Jacksonville, FL, #1(t) US 100m (10.28) and #1 200m; Trayvon Bromell, Gibbs. FL, #3 US 100m (10.34); Kenzo Cotton, Omaha, NE, 2012 State Champion 100m and 200m.


Marybeth Sant, Highlands Ranch, CO, #1 US 100, (11.38), #1 US 60m indoor; Kaylin Whitney, East Ridge, FL, first freshman ever invited to Dream 100, #6 US 100m (11.54), #4 US 200m (23.40); and Aaliyah Brown, Frankfurt, IL, three-time Dream 100 entrant and 2012 runner-up, 2013 indoor nationals 60m runner-up.


Sean McGorty, Chantilly, VA, #1 US Mile (4:04.47) in winning 2013 Penn Relays, #2 3200m (8:46.07); Ben Saarel, Park City, UT, #1 US 3000m (8:18.98 ) and 3200m (8:45.74); Edward Cheserek, Newark, NJ, who broke the national indoor HS 2-mile record at the 2013 Millrose Games (8:39.15) and also holds the 5K mark (13:57.04); Connor Mora, Cedar Springs, MI, #1 US 1500m (3:49.36); James Randon, Townsend, MA, #2 US 1500m (3:49.43); Ben Malone, River Vale, NJ, #2 US Mile (4:05.59) as runner-up to McGorty at Penn Relays; Jacob Thomson, Louisville, KY, 10-time State Champion, #4 US Mile (4:06.98), #5 US 3200m (8:48.73); Blake Haney, Bakersfield, CA, 2-time Dream Miler, US #4 3200m (8:48.58); and Henry Wynne, Westport, CT, 2013 HS indoor national mile champion.


Jaimie Phelan, Kitchener, ON, 2013 Penn Relays 100m champion, 2012 3000m Canadian Junior National Champion; Sabrina Southerland, Queens, NY, 2013 HS indoor national champion 800m, #1 US indoors (2:03.59); Erin Finn, West Bloomfield, MI, 2012 HS national indoor champion and #2 all-time 5000m; Carmen Carlos, Mobile, AL, 3-time 2013 6A state champion (800m, 1600m, 3200m), #4 US 1600m (4:48.23), #6 Mile (4:51.75) and 3200m (10:15.70); Reagan Anderson, Wilmington, DE, #3 US Mile (4:50.66) as Penn Relays runner-up); and twin sisters Haley Meier and Hannah Meier, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. Haley was #4 US indoors in Mile for 2013 (4:45.24) while Hannah was #3 (4:40.97) and the national indoor runner-up. She also competed at 1500m for the US team at the 2012 World Junior Championships.

In addition, seven star athletes were revealed on the event’s Facebook page and Twitter feed on April 10. They are:


Levonte Whitfield, Orlando, FL, defending Dream 100 champion, #1(t) US 100m (10.28); and Cameron Burrell, Ridge Point, TX, 100m state champion, 10.07w fastest 100m so far in 2013.


Kali Davis-White, Lauderdale Lakes, FL, 3-time 2013 state 4A champion (100m 200m, 4x100m), 11:51 100m #3 US; and Ky Westbrook, Chandler, AZ, 2012 national champion 100m and 200m, 11.47 100m #2 US 2013..


Bernie Montoya, Yuma, AZ, defending Dream Mile champion, 4:01.32 PB; and Andres Arroyo, Orlando, FL, 1:47.79 800m this season #1 US and #6 all-time, 4:04.45 1600m #1 US.


Wesley Frazier, Raleigh, NC, U.S. indoor 5000m national record-holder and NC state record-holder (4:42.78) in mile.

NEED A TWEET? Latest invites to adidas Dream 100&Mile #agpnyc bring total ranked #1 in US to nine. #makehistory @adidasrunning

The third stop on the international IAAF Diamond League circuit, the adidas Grand Prix is in its ninth year at Icahn Stadium, in conjunction with the Randall’s Island Sports Alliance. The latest news, photos and information on the event can be found at; on Facebook; on Twitter; and on Tumblr.


Learn how to Swim, Bike, Run at MultiSport 101 Camp 2013.


The first Running leg kicks off this Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at Bonifacio High Street Activity Center with Coach Michelle Estuar and Coach Titus Salazar. Registration is FREE*!

Registration is ongoing until Friday 5:30 p.m. Now give it a TRI and register!

1. Send us an e-mail with your name, address, contact details, preferred pace (3K or 5K) to

Jose Silva
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2. Wait for the confirmation e-mail of your registration within 24 hours.
*Registration is free for all MultiSport Philippines Magazine subscribers.

Not a subscriber yet? Get your one-year subscription now and have the opportunity to participate in this exclusive event. Call 403-88-25 loc. 268 for subscription details and loc. 215 for registration inquiries. You may also opt to pay for your subscription on the day of the event, simply indicate that you will be paying on-site in your registration e-mail.

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Sweating it out to the blasting music at Coachella or the other hot music festivals this summer have you halfway there, but why not add a little spring to your step?


Electric Run is the perfect way to tackle your first summer 5K — with hot music, breathtaking light displays and an energized crowd of thousands, it will feel less like a run and more like a moving party. Electric Run has already attracted crowds of over 10,000 and are taking place across over 30 cities this year.

With the hottest musical acts, miles of neon lit track and participants decked out in Day-Glo, face paint and bright outfits, Electric Run is sweeping the nation. Electric Run will be coming to over 30 locations throughout the United States this year, so everyone can get in on the fun.

Electric Run brings the hottest DJs, giant light installation art from some of the most talented artists at DreamWorks, Disney, Coachella and Vegas.

The races have attracted celebrity participants from Carmen Electra to Seth Rogan.

Each race donates a major portion of the proceeds to a local charity.
Participants of all ages and walks of life take part – decked out in their neon best. Crazy neon running shoes were made for this.

Follow them on twitter, @Electric Run