Philippines’ 10.10.10 Save the Pasig River Run made new Guiness World Record

By on Oct 11, 2010 in World Comments

As posted at ABS-CBN news this afternoon, Philippines made a new Guinness World Record by making “10.10.10 A Run for the Pasig River” as the most number of participants in a foot race last October 10, 2010.

ABS-CBN Foundation director Gina Lopez said on the news that the historical run last Sunday broke the former world record made by San Francisco on its “Bay to Breakers” race in 1988.

“We have 160,000 names and gave out 160,000 bids but the count at the finish line is 116,086 so I think we have broken the world record,” Gina Lopez said, as she quoted the figures from Sycip, Gorres and Velayo (SGV) auditing firm officials, the country’s largest accounting firm.

A total of 127 counters got the complete number of participants who finished the race, as told by Ms. Gina Lopez.

She added that they will send the documentation and videos to Guinness World Record soon, and expects the official announcement on the new world record within 2 weeks.

Among the top participants who supported the “10.10.10 A Run for the Pasig River” race were former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos, Vice-President Jejomar Binay, El Shaddai leader Bro. Mike Velarde, and Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino.

Also included in the said race campaign were Manila mayor Alfredo Lim, Pasay mayor Antonino Calixto, President Noynoy Aquino‘s (PNoy) sister, Ballsy Aquino-Cruz, and world boxing superstar and Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao.

Meanwhile, Richard Sulaño and Keizel Pedriña was reported to have won the male and female categories in the 3-kilometer race, while Mervin Guarte and Mhe Ann Barcena brought home the biggest prizes in the 5-kilometer race.

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