Friday, January 08, 2010


Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 08, 2010.
Mike Limpag, Sports Editor

(L-R): Sheila (5K), Ina (21K), Ica (5K), Igi (5K) and Maxi (21K)

Jonathan Maximo

TEAM Maximo of PaBolFC is indeed running for Cebu City’s public... roads!

We have beaten the deadline and there is no more turning back.

We are dead set for the most anticipated running event this year, the Cebu City Marathon 2010. And we will finish the race!

I’m so delighted that the entire family is into running now, an activity that not only benefits your health but can also be used as your bonding time among your loved ones.

A family that runs together... arrives at the finish line!

This sporting event should be fully supported by the entire Cebuano community. If others travel to other places to join marathons, there is no reason why we should not join our very own local event. Ato ni bay!

Ina, my 18-year-old daughter, who is now studying in Manila, wants to come home and experience this sporting extravaganza.

She wants to run her first 21K not in Manila, not even abroad, but in her hometown. The family members and her friends will be waiting for her when she crosses the finish line. Cool.

Fred Lebow, who started the now world-famous NY Marathon, once said, “In running, it doesn’t matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, ‘I have finished.’ There is a lot of satisfaction in that.”

As a parting shot, let me share this thought: “The miracle isn’t that we finished. The miracle is that we had the courage to start. And if I were a resident of Cebu, I should not let this moment pass. Let’s all join and enjoy the Cebu City Marathon!!! See you at the finish line.”

So what are you waiting for? Apil na ta!

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