What I love about the endurance community (running, ultra, triathlon) is that you meet so many inspirational people from all walks of life. Makes me believe there is a seed of greatness in all of us — we just have to be open to the opportunity to make a difference.
I’ve known Attorney Ariel Arriola for some time now, but we started out as Twitter buddies just sharing our common love for running and triathlon.
I also see him in my regular training grounds at Nuvali. Usually he’s on his bike, but for the past few weeks I’ve seen him on foot doing long runs. I was wondering what he was training for until last week, when I found out he was training for the New York City Marathon!
He’s not running the marathon on a whim. He is raising funds for the benefit of more than 600 indigent children under the care of the Department of Pediatrics of the Philippine General Hospital. Read more