Filipino makes history, conquers North Pole marathon

ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 18, 2018 05:25 PM
Filipino makes history, conquers North Pole marathon
Luisito "Louie" Sangalang finished the race in 11 hours and four minutes.

Luisito "Louie" Sangalang proved that no adversity can break the Filipino spirit, surviving cancer as a young adult, and succeeded in conquering the gruelling 42-kilometer FWD North Pole Marathon held last April 16.

Sangalang, a cancer survivor, is a multi-sport athlete, and ran amid a ruggedly icy terrain and freezing temperature of 32 degrees below zero.

He finished the race in 11 hours and four minutes.

Sangalang joined ten (10) other FWD-sponsored runners from Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Japan, who are collectively dubbed #FWDTeamAsia.

The FWD North Pole Marathon is an initiative of the new Pan-Asian insurance company with operations in eight Asian countries. 

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