LOOK: Kim Chiu triumphant in finishing 21-km Ironman race in Cebu
Kim Chiu was triumphantly happy as she achieved another goal—not an award in show biz, but finishing the Iron Man race in Cebu on Sunday, Aug. 5.
The actress, who was part of Team Kapamilya, was all ready as she saw her name as one of the participants, as seen in one of her Instagram posts. “this is it!! Chiu, Kimberly – “Present!” she wrote in the post.
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After running for a whopping 21 kilometers, she flashed her biggest smile as she showed off her medal. Joining Chiu was entertainment reporter Gretchen Fullido, who is said to have joined the race for the fourth consecutive year.
“WE DID IT!!!” the actress cheerfully wrote after her triumph. And despite finishing that distance in two hours and 30 minutes, she said: “[H]ad so much fun racing today the weather was super perfect!!”
She also shared that her running time this year was another goal she has achieved, beating last year’s record of two hours and 50 minutes. “This experience will surely be one for the books!!!” Chiu added.
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WE DID IT!!!!! 🏊🏻♀️🚴🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️☀️ had so much fun racing today the weather was super perfect!! thank you lord. 🙏🏻 to all the cebuanos spectators ganina salamat jud kaayo, wala lang kaayo ko ni tanaw kay naningkamot jud ko!!! hahaha but thank you for cheering for me while i ran!!!😁 got my best PR for 21km run so far 2hours 30mins under the heat of the sun!!!! 😁 yay im so happy!!!! this is really my goal time from 2:50 last year!!! 👍🏻✅ special thank you to coach @jomacknows for all the reminders and the trainings kahit once a week lang for one month 😁 hihihi ofcourse thank you to my beautiful and strong #TeamKapamilya team mates ms @lengnicolas na #relationshipgoals with kuya ricky and @gretsfullido ms essential oil!! congrats love you both so much!!!! ❤️never believed na sasali ulit ako ng ironman akala ko last ko na last year but with you girls 5km “tikim fun run in SF” naging IRONMAN 70.3 Asia Pacific Championships relay na!!!! ANG SAYA SUPER!!! 😁 6 hours and 24mins total 🏊🏻♀️🚴🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️ yazzzz!!!!! we did it!!! Girl power it is!!! 💗💗💗 congrats to all the athletes/participants!!!! this experience will surely be one for the books!!!💥👊🏻 daghang salamat CEBU!!!!😁 thanks matteo for the nakaka angat angat na mga hd photos!!! hahaha. . . @tongara_ramenph @beroccaph @sorrentosunwear thank you so much!👍🏻❤️ . . . “you will never know how strong you are until you try it again and push your self out from your comfort zone!!!” 👍🏻 #goformedalsksyc
Chiu also posted the moment she and her teammates crossed the finish line, saying: “It’s done, hard work paid off!!!”
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when you cross that FINISH LINE and Flash that Big Smile!!!!! ❤️ its done, Hard Work Paid Off!!!!😊 double tap self!!!!😁 yahooo!!!!🎉 thank you @lengnicolas @gretsfullido 💗 nakaka iyak tong part nato I dont know why!🙈 maybe after 21km of running tas I saw your happy faces waiting for me saying lets go kim nagawa natin then we cross the line together, teamwork!!!😢 #ironmancebu2018 #goformedalsksyc
“Ability, Motivation, Determination, Attitude” where the traits Chiu showed as she ran full length at the Iron Man race.
Aside from Chiu, Matteo Guidicelli also participated in the run. He wrote that since he ran for only 21 kilometers, he said that he served as their team’s official photographer. In one of his snaps, it can be seen that Enchong Dee and father and son Piolo and Iñigo Pascual were one of the participants too.
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CONGRATULATIONS to all finishers and athletes!! 70.3 Ironman Cebu, DONE! It was just a 21km run for me today so I became the teams official photographer. And it was actually fun!! Awesome job everyone and see you guys next year!! And thank you Cebu for being the best as usual!! #ironmanCebu #cebu @chinitaprincess @mr_enchongdee @piolo_pascual @inigopascual
Great job, Kim! /ra
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