…of these people. They are my friends, and they are my team-BORING-mates!
Wait…let me re-phrase!
They ran and never gave up! Well, some did (oops!).
These guys tested their own will-power.
BORED and ready to cry!
Even the heavens cried!
We have no idea about how they actually felt. What we do know is that they have gone thru a lot of pain – and pushed themselves forward until it’s finished.
Both of the above runners missed the cut-off by no more than 1 hour and 30 ++ minutes.
These guys rock! I feel for them. I know how it is. I am well aware of what they must have gone thru.
Official Finishers as follows:
29 Ma. Aleth Reblora (Female, 2nd) 14:15:40
30 Francisco Delmo 14:19:44
40 Camilo Paran 15:05:39
60 Joey Baladad 15:48:07
119 Paolo Tambo 17:21:57
137 Victor Viola 17:35:17
140 Jose Arthuro Virata 17:39:01
143 Leo Tugade 17:39:15
See the time? Isn’t that worth capturing? You’d never understand how it is to finish a very long race and miss the time by a few minutes …
A finish short of time. A proposal. A celebration. No wonder WE are called crazy…
It’s boring, yes. It’s melo-dramatic. It’s an ultramarathon!
Despite the time – you can all see the happy face.
3 Sadly declared a DNF. All for the sake of their good health – and we respect them for that.
I respect all and everybody else who officially finished – whether fast or slow, but I do shout a big respect and admiration to the people listed above and all those who pushed themselves to finish despite of many things.
I must reiterate.
They ran the same distance. We all started at KM 00. They finished where everybody finished too.
They missed the cut-off, yes.
But they too deserve to celebrate. Sans the banner…sans the medal…sans the trophy…sans the RD…sans the crowd.