Not because Migi placed 3rd for 7-9yrs old boys.
Or, Meg placed 2nd for the 4-6yrs girls.
Or, that finally Mati was able to redeem his self from his Run BB last standing.
Or, that I want to boo Mark for finishing beyond 2 hours. He was bragging days before that he'd finished it in 1hour and 30min, and always making a joke over my slowww time. Better luck next time with a better karma, dude.
|Mark in blue shirt, the one at the very back|
I was supposed to pace (babysit) Mati in his run since he's such a cry-baby like what happened in the Run BB. But he sprinted out from the start, and I was not able to keep up with him. I just don't know how kids ever do that -- sprint right away. So I just resolved to waiting for them around the corner of the 400M route when I heard the marshals saying that a kid was crying. And, I just knew it that it was Mati.
So I fetched him near the aid station, and told him to just walk so he could relax for a bit. He was crying while we're walking when a boy passed us. Then, I saw that ironman guy from that Runner's World Magazine, Noy Jopson, cheering for the boy who passed us. I figured that the boy was his son.
|had a copy of that mag as Changkol had been bugging me to get it since he shot the cover|
Photo credit: John Domingo
|me with my ready-to-attack look over the innocent ironman|
It would probably never happen again that I would get to run after and overtake an ironman so this one goes to my book of life. Unless, there's another kiddie run where doting ironman daddies would be cheering / pacing for their kids.
Thank you, organizers. I'm now happily munching, with a grin, on my kids' loot they won from the event! =)
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