- Anne Curtis finished the London Marathon for UNICEF
- She admitted that the run was the hardest to finish due to the intense heat in London
- She participated to raise funds for the war-affected children in Marawi city
Actress-host Anne Curtis proudly shared her new accomplishment by posting a photo kissing a medal she received after finishing the race with thousands of runners in the London Marathon on Sunday.
The actress admitted that the 42-kilometer race was the hardest. The event was her second major marathon after the “New York City Marathon” way back 2016, but she said that the unusual heat during the race gave her a hard time breathing and tempted her to give up.
In her caption she said that it was “the hardest to get into and the hardest for me to finish”.
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 🇬🇧👊🏼🇬🇧
What kept Anne running for five hours and 12 minutes was her purpose; for a cause. She participated to raise funds for the war-affected children in Marawi city.
Anne is a celebrity advocate of UNICEF Philippines.
On her fundraising page, the actress was able to generate over PHP 300,000 for the said organization which turned to be more than her initial target of P84,000.
This was also the reason behind her absence in Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia’s wedding on April 20.