First Balfour marathoners and pacersA sizable number of employees from First Philippine Holdings Corporation subsidiaries conquered their first marathon at The Bull Runner Dream Marathon (TBRDM) on February 19, 2017.
Fourteen runners from First Balfour, five from First Gen and one from Energy Development Corporation (EDC) tackled the 42-kilometer distance in Nuvali, Sta. Rosa and crossed the finish line well before the cutoff time of nine hours. Billed as the first and only marathon in the world that caters to first- or second-time marathoners, the TBRDM is recognized as one of the top 10 marathons in the Philippines.
The participants are provided a 22-week training program and get to join several bull sessions to help them achieve a fun-filled and life-changing experience. The Lopez Group runners are Rexie Valenciano of EDC; Kris Esguerra, Gerald Esteban, JC Isip, Christian Jebulan and Carlo Vega of First Gen; and Jovi Albao, Arlene Diaz, Gemma Miranda, Jane Nardo, Aya Villapando, Jhan Paul Acevedo, Limuel Banaag, Danilo Castro, Kristoff Flores, Renz Javier, Ronnie Liu, Albert Liwanag, Anton Opelario and Romy Sison of First Balfour.
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First Gen runners