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Pinoy ultramarathoner Cesar Guarin heads to Stockholm, Sweden

June 6, 2012 6:00pm
Filipino ultramarathoner Cesar Guarin is now heading to Stockholm to start his 13-day run in the Sweden leg of the second part of his England to Sweden Run, said to be the "most breathtaking and magical destination" of his Global Run.
 
According to the latest update on the official Facebook page of the Global Run, Guarin is headed to Sweden after receiving a warm welcome from supporters, including Consul Lilibeth Almonte and Rachel Hansen, Publisher of Roots and Wings Magazine in Turku, Finland.
 
Dubbed the father of ultramarathon in the Philippines, Guarin first arrived in Helsinki, capital of Finland last Sunday, according to a newscast of GMA News TV's “News to Go” on May 31.
 
He has already started to run across different parts of Finland and will be heading over to Stockholm where he will run a distance of over 2,000 kilometers (km).
 
The 56-year-old Guarin has already traveled the distance of 13,500 km through his global run which spanned the following legs: 
  • Trans Pilipinas in 1983;
  • Trans USA in 1985;
  • Trans Europe in 1992;
  • US-Canada in 2009, and
  • Trans Australian leg in 2011.
 
In his most recent —  the Trans Australian leg — he ran 2,000 km in 41 days. 
 
The Global Run
 
Guarin’s Global Run, considered as the world's toughest run ever started in 1983 and is expected to end in 2016, according to the official website of the project.
 
Apart from his deep passion for running, the Global Run is Guarin's way of way of honoring and thanking Overseas Filipino Workers and migrants.
 
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).
 
Guarin 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. 
 
The Global Run’s Facebook page said if Guarin succeeds in finishing the global run, he will make history by being the first Asian and fourth person to ever complete the feat.
 
Guarin’s Global Run spans 43, 258 km and he has already covered a third of this distance. - VVP, GMA News