Pia Wurtzbach to start training anew for London Marathon in 2023
A week after successfully completing her first ever marathon in New York City, Pia Wurtzbach will be taking on her “next phase of training” as she is set to join the London Marathon in April 2023.
The Miss Universe 2015 titleholder looked back on her running journey which made her “rediscover” life, through her Instagram page on Sunday, Nov. 13.
Wurtzbach also showed moments from when she started training for the NYC marathon to the day of the race, hoping to inspire fans to do something they have always wanted to do.
“Discovering the world of running has opened my eyes to a new [and] bigger world where I met new people and it felt so good to be exposed to that,” she said. “You need that: to expand your world cos you can’t get stuck in your own bubble and comfort zone.”
“I rediscovered a life that is much more than the four corners of a studio, the title you win from a pageant, or the number of likes on a post,” she added. “Outside, real life is waiting for you and you just need to step out and take the first step.”
Wurtzbach then expressed excitement for her next marathon while admitting she still has a lot to improve before the race.
“And as for me.. there’s so much I need to work on for my next phase of training. My form, drills, pace, strength [and] of course.. beating my previous time,” she stated. “[London marathon] is waiting! April 23, 2023!”
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Wurtzbach earlier finished the 42-kilometer New York City marathon, describing it as the “best run of her life.” She decided to join the race when she had COVID-19 in January after she had become “sick and tired of being sick and tired.” EDV
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