Youngest Ironkids winner makes ate proud

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jun 02, 2018 11:54 AM
Youngest Ironkids winner makes ate proud
It was ate Gabby (third from left) who pushed six-year-old Ram (second from left) into joining, and ultimately winning, the 2018 Ironkids 6-8 boys race

SUBIC, ZAMBALES – Six-year-old Ram Ubiadas might as well make it a habit to listen to ate Gabby.

Ate Gabby was the one who urged little brother Ram to take part in the 2018 Alaska Ironkids.

Now that the race is over, the 14-year-old eldest child of the Ubiadas has just been proven correct in her advice.

Ram finished first in the 6-8 boys race on Saturday morning at the WOW Recreation and Activity Center here – six seconds better than his closest competitor.

That he would do so was no longer a surprise for his older sister. “Every time we train, he’s really fast I jogging so I told him he should join Ironkids,” she shared.

Still, Ram needed some sort of inspiration to take on the aquathlon event and he got just that from ate Gabby. As the former said, “My sister is the one who said I can do this.”

And so, the Ubiadas’ little boy is an Ironkids winner, the youngest among all first-placers, thanks to the motivation of his ate

And who knows, perhaps he could even represent the Philippines internationally someday. “This feels awesome! I want to keep doing this,” he remarked.

He then continued, “I also want to be an Olympic swimmer.”

All of this, all because ate Gabby believed in him.

The Ironkids is an aquathlon for boys and girls aged six to 14. The 2018 edition of the event is part of the historic Century Tuna Ironman Philippines – the first-ever full-distance Ironman in the country.


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