It’s Showtime host Anne Curtis is still in cloud nine over her achievement in the recent London Marathon that she participated in.
In her Instagaram account, Anne expressed her happiness for being a finisher in the said race. It was her first time joining the London Marathon, and she represented UNICEF-Philippines.
Aside from finishing this 26.2-mile race, Anne was able to raise more than P356,000 for the UNICEF-Philippines, which will go to UNICEF’S response for Marawi Children.
Despite the heat, Anne was able to cross the finish line in the London Marathon.
In another IG post, Anne said that this is her “second world major marathon” and she described as “The hardest to get into and the hardest for her to finish. ”
According to news reports, there were more than 40,000 participants in this event . This year’s marathon was officially the hottest on record with the temperatures of 24.1C (75.3F).
The smile you make when you get to the home stretch. All the pain, cramps, crazy thoughts, the shortness of breath disappear. You realize YOU’VE DONE IT. The feeling of euphoria rushes through your body and the smile cannot be erased off of your face. 😃 I let the @unicefphils flag fly high and proud knowing that all the pain, tears and each of the 42 kilometers were worth it. THE CHILDREN OF THE PHILIPPINES ARE WORTH IT. I will never tire of doing what I can – whether a big or small gesture – to help make this world a better place for children. Thank you to everyone that donated! As of today, we have raised 381,707 and still counting on my simply giving page!!! I’ve read all the comments and I’m truly so grateful. From the bottom of my heart, a humongous hug and kiss to everyone around the world that donated. As promised, I shall match the final amount. All funds raised will go towards UNICEF’S response for Marawi Children 💙🇵🇭💙 Again, THANK YOU! #LondonMarathon #LondonMarathANNEventure
And I did it! Finished my Second World Major Marathon 🥇. Time – 5:12. The @londonmarathon was my hardest race. The hardest to get into and the hardest for me to finish. Don’t get me wrong, the route is much easier than NYC but I did not expect the unusual London heat. The moment I hit 20km at 12:30pm. I had a hard time breathing, felt dehydrated, the sun was beaming intensely and at one point I wanted to give up (I know. So dramatic) but I knew I was running this for a cause. Running with a mission – For the FILIPINO YOUTH @unicefphils . As painful as it was, it helped me power through those 42 kilometres! I’d like to thank the Filipino Community here in London that were on the side lines cheering me on. You don’t know how much it helped me. Thank you. I’ve read all your posts and I’m so touched by your kind words. Thank you so much! Mistakes and new learnings were made on this run but I’m just happy that I crossed that finish line. @londonmarathon you were amazing and my first ever toughest run but I’m coming back for you when I’m done with the world majors!! Just you wait. #Londonmarathon #LondonMarathANNEventure 🇬🇧👊🏼🇬🇧