In recently celebrated 2017 Cobra Ironman 70.3 Philippines held in Mactan ,Cebu. Brian Lou Guillen joined the relay division where he was assigned runner trying to secure second place finish for his team Tribu Lapu-Lapu. But meters away from the finish line the said runner suddenly collapsed which made him brought to Chong Hua Hospital on that day, August 6.
Back in 2014, Brian was a champion of South to North 280KM ultramarathon in Cebu. With his official time of 24 hours and 7 minutes where he currently holds the race record up to this date. The said ultramarathon race is one the seven toughest and longest marathon in Philippines. See http://www.takbo.ph/2017/02/seven-toughest-ultramarathons-philippines/ Brian is a member of Philippine National Police, Police Regional Office 7. I personally met Brian when he had visited our office which happened to be connected with PNP. He actually recognized me as Davao-based runner, then upon conversation with him we realized that we already met each other in a racing event. And that was surprising to both of us!
Currently, Brian is under Intensive Care Unit at Chong Hua Hospital, . To defray his medical expenses, we can help him through our kind hearts . I myself will share a cash, a small amount that if you share too will turn to good amount . In behalf of my Team Philippine Long Distance Runners and my tribes of The Marathon Blogger. I am calling out all athletes from various disciplines, especially runners and triathletes to reach out Brian by donating any amount from your golden heart. No matter how small it is, it’s s big thing to touch his heart that we are together in one good cause.
You may send your donations via Palawan Express Padala to PAUL JAMES ZAFICO with his contact number 09476812979.
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