The First Quezon City International Marathon is set. This event will be participated by thousands of running enthusiasts and will be showcased by foreign and local elite runners who will vie for the highest awards.
Not so long ago we were witnesses as to how these elite runners from Kenya dominated our local races. We got a close encounter of them during the Clark International Marathon and Subic International Marathon in 2008 wherein they captured the top awards. During the Philippine International Marathon 2008, I ran amongst them.
Xty with the winner of the 2008 SIM
I have been running for quite some time. During my first strides, my goal is simply just to have a fitness program for my body and have fun. Since my better half is supportive of my endeavors, she assisted me in my adventures in running and patiently waited for me at every finish line until she knew she's into running too. As we progressed, we developed a passion in running, hence reaching this level of fitness. Read part of our story here.
This time during the first qcim, it's not only I who will join these Kenyans in the 42km distance course but Xty as well. After witnessing those runners crossing the finish line in jubilation, after countless time of waiting for me at the end of every race; she set herself on a journey. Now, she's ready on her first full marathon. It started once as a dream.
"I'm not hoping for a rain, I'm not looking for a good weather, I don't need new shoes;
I just want a decent finish."
-Xty on her full marathon debut