PH Consulate General in New York Hosts Carbo-Loading for Pinoy Marathoners

Philippine Consul General to New York Claro S. Cristobal (heart) and Marilou Cristobal (foremost seated) bring together Filipino runners during the carbo-loading outcome at the Philippine Centre on 01 November 2019. (New York PCG photo)

NEW YORK 26 Nov 2019 — The Philippine Consulate Full general in New York hosted a carbo-loading reception for Filipino runners who participated in the 49th
New York City Marathon on 01 Nov 2019 at the Philippine Center.

The 2019 New York Marathon, the largest and about popular in the globe with more than 53,625 finishers this year, was held on 03 November 2019.

More than 200 runners and guests from all over the world participated in the highly anticipated event which served every bit a venue for networking and sharing of marathon experiences among the runners.  Adept runners shared marathon tips with beginners while everyone was loading with carbohydrates and enjoying pansit, spaghetti, empanada, cassava cake, and of course, New York pizza and bottles of soda.

Philippine Consul Full general to New York Claro S. Cristobal welcomed the runners to New York and wished them a safe and fun marathon.

The Consulate distributed Philippine flag stickers with the hotline number of the Consulate. Consul General Cristobal encouraged them to place a sticker on their marathon bib to facilitate identification and communication in instance of emergency.

Games and music provided by Filipino-American (Fil-Am) DJs added to the energy and excitement of the participants.

TJ Isla, a trail runner based in the Philippines, thanked the Consulate General and its partners on behalf of the runners for organizing the event. Paul Casino, who has completed several NYC marathons, gave advice on how to finish the marathon.  He emphasized the importance of running safely while enjoying the feel. Fr. Patrick Longalong, a Filipino priest based in Queens, New York, led the prayer for the safety of the runners.

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The upshot was held in partnership with the Philippine Section of Tourism in New York, Fil-Am Triathlon Club, Junior Chamber International (JCI) Philippine-New York, and Balut Patrol, with the support of GMA Pinoy Television, Pinoy Runners Global, Pinoy Runners USA, Papa’s Kitchen and International Women Artists.

Philippine Delegate to New York Arman R. Talbo and New York-based marathoner Bel Molina served as the outcome’south emcees.

The Consulate and different Fil-Am groups set upward cheering areas along the marathon route, encouraging Filipino runners and giving them h2o and nutrient, if needed.

Based on data from result organizer New York Route Runners, there are 197 runners (101 men, 96 women) who identified themselves as runners from the Philippines. There are other Filipino runners who chose to exist listed nether their country of residence.

Mark Deligero is the peak finisher from the Philippines with a time of two hours, 50 minutes, 28 seconds (ii:l:28), followed by Juan Francisco Balagtas with a time of three:11:22.

The oldest Filipino who completed the result is Josephine Villanueva, 66 years erstwhile from Quezon City. She finished the marathon with an official time of 7:24:xl. END

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Philippine Consul General to New York Claro Due south. Cristobal (rightmost) gives his welcome remarks for the carbo-loading result at the Philippine Center on 01 November 2019. (New York PCG photograph)

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Marathoners fill on carbs before the 49th
New York Metropolis Marathon to be held on 03 November 2019. (New York PCG photo)

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Filipinos enhance the Philippine flag loftier and proud during the 49th
New York City Marathon on 03 Nov 2019. (New York PCG photo)

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Philippine Consulate of New York staff and members of the Filipino community cheer on the runners equally they arroyo the final three-mile stretch during the 49thursday
New York City Marathon on 03 November 2019. (New York PCG photo)

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