It’s Showtime host Anne Curtis recently finished her second major marathon, this time in London, as she carried the name of a United Nations agency dedicated to children’s welfare.
And I did it! Finished my Second World Major Marathon 🥇. Time – 5:12. The @londonmarathon was my hardest race. The hardest to get into and the hardest for me to finish. Don’t get me wrong, the route is much easier than NYC but I did not expect the unusual London heat. The moment I hit 20km at 12:30pm. I had a hard time breathing, felt dehydrated, the sun was beaming intensely and at one point I wanted to give up (I know. So dramatic) but I knew I was running this for a cause. Running with a mission – For the FILIPINO YOUTH @unicefphils . As painful as it was, it helped me power through those 42 kilometres! I’d like to thank the Filipino Community here in London that were on the side lines cheering me on. You don’t know how much it helped me. Thank you. I’ve read all your posts and I’m so touched by your kind words. Thank you so much! Mistakes and new learnings were made on this run but I’m just happy that I crossed that finish line. @londonmarathon you were amazing and my first ever toughest run but I’m coming back for you when I’m done with the world majors!! Just you wait. #Londonmarathon #LondonMarathANNEventure 🇬🇧👊🏼🇬🇧
Anne, an appointed Celebrity Advocate of UNICEF-Philippines, had on the organization’s banner as a cape as she approached the 42-kilometer finish line, according to the U.N. agency. The Kapamilya actress was wearing a blue tank top, with the print, “For the Filipino Youth,” for the duration of the marathon.
According to Anne: “The London Marathon was my hardest race — the hardest to get into and the hardest for me to finish.
All set! The day has come!! After months of training for the @londonmarathon , I’m so ready!!!! 🏃🏻♀️Got butterflies in my tummy! Super nervous but running for the Filipino Youth will keep me inspired each kilometre! Here weeeeeee gooooooo! Prayer warriors, please pray for me that I have a safe run without injury or complications. Thaaaaaank you! 🙌🏼 ————————————————— ————————————————— To everyone that’s donated, thank you so much! You can still keep donating over on my simply giving page. The link is in my bio! ❤️ Remember, whatever the final amount donated is, I shall match 🇵🇭 All for the love and programs of @unicefphils 🦋 #LondonMarathon #SpiritOfLondon #LondonMarathANNEventure
“Don’t get me wrong, the route is much easier than NYC but I did not expect the unusual London heat..
“The moment I hit 20km at 12:30 p.m. I had a hard time breathing, felt dehydrated. The sun was beaming intensely and at one point I wanted to give up. (I know. So dramatic.)
Seeing you na nahihirapan ka while running grabe jusme kabog mo mamshieee Congratulations you made it!!!!! Ang galing galing!!!! Sobra ako g priyd na malaman na natapos mo siya and congrats ulit! I LIVE YOU UNNIIEEEEE @annecurtissmith UWI KA NAAAA 💋💋💋❤️❤️❤️💯💯💯💯💕💕💕💕 #Inspiration #fitspiration #annecurtis #londonmarathon
“But I knew I was running this for a cause, running with a mission — for the Filipino youth. As painful as it was, it helped me power through those 42 kilometers.”
In her post, Anne also thanked “the Filipino Community here in London that were on the side lines cheering me on.”
“You don’t know how much it helped me. Thank you. I’ve read all your posts and I’m so touched by your kind words. Thank you so much!” she said.
Curtis finished the New York Marathon in 2016. That, and the London Marathon, are part of the six-city World Marathon Majors, which include marathons in Tokyo, Boston, Berlin, and Chicago.