Don Antonio Marcelo Santillan, a 30-year-old trail runner and race director from Baguio City, shows a Philippine flag after finishing the 172.8-kilometer Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) World finals in 41 hours and 58.54 minutes in Charmonix-Mont-Blanc, France from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3, 2023. Thousands of trail runners from all over the world, including seven Filipinos, competed in the UTMB dubbed “the most prestigious trail running race in the world.” Gonzalo Alejandrino Jr. emerged as the best Filipino finisher (35:49.48). (Photo courtesy of Alona Cochon)