University of California
Type of paper: Thesis/Dissertation Chapter
Cesar Guarin “First Filipino Ultra-Marathoner”
Will you gamble your own welfare for the sake of others? Cesar Guarin, a 56-year-old entrepreneur and the first Filipino, first Asian and fourth person in history to run around the world proved that with a strong determination and with a purpose to help, anyone can bring their dream into reality. Guarin is known as the “Father of the Philippines Ultramarathon”. He joined Global Run which considered as one-of-a-kind marathon and the toughest run ever that began 1983 and will end in 2016.
He already finished the first four legs of his Global Run wherein he run 11,583 kilometers from 1983 to 2009. After his last run in US-Canada (2009), he will again venture in another run, 2,053 kms. in the Australia marathon, the fifth leg of his Global Run. After completing the Australia leg, he will run across- Middle East (2012), England-Norway (2012), Finlan-Moscow (2013), Egypt-Israel-Jordan (2013), Japan-Korea (2014), India-Myanmar (2014) and Thailan-Singapore (2014) to complete the marathon.
Despite of different hindrances like injuries, Guarin continuously run and this time it’s for a mission. He started a fund raising projects called “Batang Pangarap” and “Global Run, Alay sa Pilipino” to help poverty alleviation in the Philippines, to reduce the number of children on the street by encouraging them to venture into sports, to campaign the tourism of the Philippines and to show his appreciation to the Filipino community abroad for helping the country (Philippines). Guarin as an Ultramarathoner showed to the world that Filipino is a one-of-a-kind race.