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My First Dubai Standard Chartered Participation

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Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon was held last Friday the 24th at Al Sufouh Road near Madinat Jumeirah.

Participating in this kind of event is very rewarding. For some, they might think it’s a waste of time but I really enjoyed watching and being in the crowd of people who are trying their best to finish the race.

I may have joined the 3k Fun Run but hey it’s a good start right? I’m dreaming of seeing myself competing for the complete marathon.  Ha!

So the event turned out very great. I’m so glad to be there although I got sore all over my legs it was all worth it. At some point, I thought I will collapse but I forced myself to think that it will be a shame to not finished a 3k run. hahaha

Seeing kids running with their parents matching their pace makes my heart lift up. Others have raised their banners to show support with their family members. You see, joining this kind of event builds physical and mostly social bond with your family and friends and that’s what makes it very important.

I believe that running will help me in doing something that will make me a better and happier person.

So if I can do a 3k so can you!

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Terry Fox Run 2013 | Festival City | Dubai

i run for ktel bulias - melanoma cancer
My friend Ktel is stronger than her cancer

I was surprised having to woke just a bit sore. I was expecting I will get horrible pains on my whole body after the marathon but thankfully it wasn’t as bad. The warm-up dancing played a big role: Gangnam Style and Harlem Shake. Yes it did helped a lot. Yesterday, was one of the many firsts for me.

We participated in Terry Fox Run, an annual non-competitive charity event held in numerous regions across the globe in commemoration of cancer activist Terry Fox, and his Marathon of Hope, and to raise money for cancer research.

Terry Fox was a Canadian athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. In 1980, with one leg having been amputated, he embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Although the spread of his cancer eventually forced him to end his quest after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi), and ultimately cost him his life, his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy. The annual Terry Fox Run, first held in 1981, has grown to involve millions of participants in over 60 countries and is now the world’s largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research; over C$500 million has been raised in his name.

I didn’t let this event pass. Glad to have some group of friends who are so physically active and with a good heart to participate in such a great cause. As you can read on Gulf News, more than 8,000 people participated in the Terry Fox Run that was held yesterday. 

It was my first marathon and I haven’t done any preparation at all. I took the 4.2k which I had finish for 30 minutes. Not bad for a start eh! I feel this is the beginning for me to being physically active. Hopefully though since summer is just approaching, there’s no way I can survive running with this kind of weather. 

One most important part for me joining on this event is to show my love and admiration to my late friend, Ktel. She is the bravest girl I have met. She was diagnosed with Melanoma cancer. Sadly, she did not make it. She passed away this month, 4th of April. She’s one of my biggest inspiration. Realizing that life is so precious to be taken for granted. Isn’t it so complicated when there are so many people who complained how miserable their life and wanting to end it without thinking that there are also people out there fighting to live.

perfect weather for a marathon

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I run for Krystle Bulias
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The girls – thankful for their influence of pursuing an active lifestyle. Will make sure to not miss any Marathon For A Cause next time.
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For just 25 dirhams shirt you have contributed for the cancer patients
terry fox sponsored free drink
You won’t get dehydrated with this marathon nor starved. So amazed with tons of free drinks, ice cream, and fruits
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Awesome volunteers
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Crowd is gathered to hear the speech of Terry Fox’s sister

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Rest in peace my dearest friend - Ktel
Rest in peace my dearest friend – Ktel