Pinoy runners race to finish line at annual Chicago Marathon

Around 45,000 runners participated in the 41st Bank of America Chicago Marathon last Sunday, including many Filipinos, who completed the 26.2-mile course around the Windy City’s 29 neighborhoods.

35-year old Mo Farah of Great Britain, won the men’s race in 2 hours, 5 minutes, and 11 seconds. Kenyan runner Brigid Kosgei won the women’s race in 2 hours 18 minutes and 35 seconds.

Rica Guerrero, despite her osteoarthritis and knee injuries, finished the marathon. She runs for her son, who has Chron’s disease.

Charlene Gonzales took to social media with her experience participating in her third marathon in two years.

Meanwhile, 40-year-old Ramil Mendoza was on his way to his 10th mile when he saw his friends and his boyfriend, waving with their signs and posters that read, “Will you marry Todd?”

Todd Cummings, Ramil’s boyfriend of six years, was caught on camera on his knee proposing to Ramil during the marathon.

Ramil stopped and said yes.

Congratulations to all the runners and to the happy couple!

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