Cesar Guarin, the first Filipino global runner and the “Father of Ultramarathon” in the Philippines, has left the country this week to continue the European leg of his run around the world.
Guarin's Global Run
began in 1983 and will end in 2016.
The Global Run is considered as the world's toughest run ever and he has already completed five legs:
- Trans Pilipinas in 1983;
- Trans USA in 1985;
- Trans Europe in 1992;
- US-Canada in 2009; and
- Trans Australian leg in 2011.
He has covered 13,500 kilometers in these five legs.
In his most recent — the Trans Australian leg — he ran 2,000 kilometers in 41 days.
is an alumnus of University of the Philippines and is the president and general manager of CEJOGUA Sports Corporation (CSC) which is headed by iSports BOTAK, a popular local line of sports wear.
He aims to run around the globe and if he accomplishes this feat, he will make history by being the first Filipino-Asian and the fourth runner in the world to pull it off.
Through running, Guarin raises funds for their organization which helps less fortunate children. They are currently trying to reach the $200,000-mark (P8,676,266).
In an interview over GMA's "24-Oras" newscast on Tuesday, Guarin said: “Excited nga ako sa Europe run. It’s going to be cool weather. Maganda naman yung preparation namin to meet more Filipino communities na makakasama namin para masabi namin kung ano yung misyon nung Global Run: Alay sa Pilipino.”
Guarin's running locations
Below is a list of Guarin’s next running locations and intended distance:
2012 – 2279 kilometers (km) in 45 days
2012 – 2423 km in 48 days
2013 – 1378 km in 27 days
2013 – 2143 km in 42 days.
2014 – 1465 km in 30 days
2014 – 1380 km in 28 days
2015 – 2688 in 53 days
2015 – 1708 km in 34 days
2016 – 476 km in 10 days
If Guarin completes the Global Run then he would have ran a total of 30,232 km in 548 days. - VVP, GMA News