Watch Gerald Andersonís cathartic finish line moment at LA Marathon 2017
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 22, 2017 08:09 PM
ĎSarap!í the celebrity-triathlete perfectly describes the feeling. (Photos courtesy of Skechers Philippines)
While the rest of the spectators gathered at the Santa Monica Pier to anticipate their friends or family members who have just finished the prestigious Los Angeles Marathon, a clique of Filipinos awaited their own hero in celebrity-triathlete Gerald Anderson. The group comprised Anderson’s management team, reps from Skechers (both the marathon and the actor’s sponsor), media, and some fans never ones to miss a chance for a photo-op with the Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin star. The 28-year-old represented the country in the 42k event, clocking in at 4:25:02. For his first marathon, he placed 4,277th amongst the 18,867 participants.
Catching his breath at the finish line, Anderson stood incredulous of his newest feat. “Sarap!” he could only muster to express himself. Check out the following footage of his cathartic, finish line moment.
Anderson only started training for the LA Marathon late last year after his appointment, courtesy of Skechers. Playing a triathlete in his new soap, the marathon then came as fitting so much so he saw himself joining regular triathlons and runs to start off 2017. He even celebrated his birthday last March 7 with an intimate fun run at McKinley Hill in Taguig City.
The LA Marathon is, of course, is one of the biggest and most important runs in the States. The course stretched from the Dodger Stadium to the Santa Monica Pier.