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In Your Running Era? These Filipino Celebrities Will Be Your Inspiration to Lace Up

June 20, 2024

June 20, 2024

Get ready to set your PR with running inspiration from your favorite Filipino celebrities and influencer.

Is Strava the new dating app? Lately, you’ve probably noticed more and more of your friends have been joining fun runs and marathons.

As social media fills with running reels and clips, you might wonder if it’s time to join the trend. The pandemic has emphasized the importance of health, making a quick run the perfect way to start your fitness journey.

Filipino Celebrities Inspiration for Your Running Era

Need a little more convincing to wake up early and run those miles? Check out these inspiring Pinoy celebrities who have completed marathons, set insane personal records, and supported charity events through fun runs and marathons.

1. Anne Curtis

Anne Curtis, a multi-talented Filipino actress, television host, entrepreneur, and model, is halfway through the World Marathon Majors. As a UNICEF Celebrity Advocate for Children, she dedicates all her 42-kilometer runs to children affected by war and those with disabilities.

Despite her busy schedule, Anne is committed to training and pushing through pain and fatigue to cross the finish line. She raises funds for Filipino children and matches every amount donated.

2. Pia Wutzbach

Former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, known for her beauty and kindness, is also a passionate advocate for fitness. With hard work and dedication, she completed her first world marathon in New York City. Reflecting on her achievement, she shared: “This medal represents how important it is that we keep the promises we make to ourselves. To me, it was running because I wanted a new challenge, a new discipline — to be healthier & to step out of my comfort zone, to see how far I can go.”

3. Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan

If you think running is just for the young, well, here’s Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan for you. At 54, this Filipina actress has achieved an incredible feat: completing all six World Marathon Majors.

Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan, a 54-year-old Filipina actress, has completed all six World Marathon Majors, earning the prestigious Six Star Medal. This year, she ran the Boston Marathon with her daughter Hannah, proving that age is no barrier to achieving remarkable goals in running.

4. Kim Atienza
Kim Atienza Filipino Celeb Running in marathon

Kuya Kim is not only known for his fun fact segments, but also his athletic achievements. In fact, he’s an accomplished long-distance runner, with a fastest marathon time of 3:57:55 in Boston. Moreover, he completed a Half Ironman in 5:51, displaying his endurance and determination.

5. Kim Chiu

“Definitely a ray of sunshine, the sweet and charming ‘Chinita Princess’ has been actively sharing her workout routines, including her runs, on social media. In fact, her dedication to fitness paid off in 2017 when she achieved a milestone by completing her first half-marathon. Impressively, she finished the NatGeo Earth Day Run at SM Mall of Asia in under 3 hours, with a time of 2:54:16.

6. Nadine Lustre

And if slaying her already curated IG feed is not enough, the ‘president’ has also joined the running era with the recent Aquaflask Be Pawsitive Run held in Siargao. Along with her boyfriend, Christophe Bariou, the two were spotted happily completing the 5km stretch of the event, which aims to support animal welfare initiatives, particularly spaying and neutering programs.

If you’ve made it this far, you’ve seen the inspiring achievements of Kuya Kim and the ‘Chinita Princess.’ Moreover, you’ve learned about the benefits of running and the sense of community it can provide. Therefore, it’s time to take action and join the running community yourself!

So, lace up those running shoes and get ready to join the fun!

Cover image credit: @piawurtzbach

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