When did you start running? Why did you start running? I started December 2007, Competitively last year. I started runing to strengthen my lungs a half a year after my Tuberculosis treatment my motivation back then was to run so that I can smoke again.
What is your favorite distance? Why? 21km (I'm scared in racing the 5km specially the 3km)
What is your most memorable running moment? Event? Condura Skyway marathon 2011. This was my first marathon and I've learned a lot from it.
Who are your running idols? Bannister, Rodgers, Shorter, Prefontaine, Haile and my mentor who will remain anonymous.
What was your weight before you started running? What is your weight now? 150lbs racing weight 135-137lbs
How many pairs of shoes do you own? 3 although I badly need to buy new pairs already
What was your "slowest" race? I rarely race so my slowest would be the first event I joined which is 57mins on 10kms
What are your usual pre-race activities? Take a dump, before leaving the house eat a bar of snickers 30mins before gun start
What is your favorite non-TPB singlet? My 2010 takbo.ph singlet
What is your target race? What is your target finish time? A sub 3:05 marathon either next year or the following year
Forefoot, midfoot, or heel? Midfoot and heel strike
What was your worst injury? How long were you sidelined? No injuries so far
How many races have you raced already? What is your total mileage since you started running? Total mileage since I started logging my runs in 2009 is 5,869km
How did you get into TPB? When did you join TPB? Ronnel asked me if I was interested in running the 2010 October running festival. Was reall surprised to be invited. =)
What is your message to TPB fans and supporters? Train smart and enjoy the results
In your own words, what is running to you? Running is bliss
If you are to create a running event what will you name it? "Paabilisan" - Track meet
If you are to create a team of 5 runners for a 5 x 32 km race, who will your members be (can be anyone, runner or not, living or dead)? Haile, Muttai, Ryan hall, Moses Mosop, Gebremariam