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Father’s Day is coming this weekend. To celebrate it, we’ll share some inspiring athletic men who are not only a father to their children, but also father to a whole community.
As they say “health is wealth,” thus having a leader who is living an active lifestyle can say a lot about the community’s wealth. Thus, kudos to these daddies.
IronMayor Rex Gerona
With another successful Tabuelan 111 Triathlon 2015, we will start with this father. He’s a full ironman, a hundred-miler ultramarathoner, and he made a Tabuelan 111 triathlon, a locally organized Cebu event, recognized nationwide.
UltraCaptain Joel Garganera
He is one of the “veteran” runners of Cebu, from fun runs to ultramarathons. But he will probably be best remembered by women as the superhero who can take away the pre-race jitters for AWUM (All-Women Ultra Marathon) with his witty humor being its host since the first edition. While for Barangay Tinago, Cebu City, he is their superhero Panday.
VM John Ungab
This vice-mayor of the southern charm Ronda may not be headliner but he’s a lawyer, educator, and a consistent triathlon participant.
Multi-awarded Duke Frasco
No, he’s not Jericho Rosales. He’s a marathoner, triathlete, a TOYM (The Outstanding Young Men) awardee, and above all else his town Lilo-an is a multi-awarded LGU (local government unit).
So, girls, altogether, “SIGH!”
Talented Mayor Mike Rama
But of course, the Queen City of the South is not going to be left behind. Cebu City’s Mayor is not only an inspiring talented singer, but is also an inspiring runner in his “humble” signature running outfits. No one can pull off the basketball-shorts look as badass as Mayor Mike.
And, yes he also has a buckle (In running, buckle signifies being a hundred-miler ultramarathon finisher.) because he is the mayor of the Queen City of the South, which is definitely not an easy feat.
Now, tell me who is your daddy?!?
To all the fathers in tight lycra or basketball shorts or simply in their favorite “pambahay,” Happy Father’s Day! We wish you to have more time for your self to race or chill or both or maybe a new running gear.
Thank you to the friends who helped me put up this list.