Matteo Guidicelli admitted that he was inspired during his recent triathlon race in Cebu. The actor said that the support of his family and of his girlfriend Sarah Geronimo motivated him to finish strong in the race.
"To be in my hometown in Cebu, my family is there, Sarah came to support and all that stuff so very nice. Kahit na my race was not my race, my finish was the best finish," he said in an exclusive interview with Push.com.ph at the photo shoot of Cinema One's new TV series Single-Single.
Matteo added that having Sarah waiting for him at the finish line was a dream come true and that the feeling was indescribable.
"It was a dream come true because I've always wanted for someone to wait for me at the finish line aside from my family and she was there so I was very thankful and happy."
He continued, "And I don't know... words could just not explain of that feeling of somebody waiting for you there and giving you a hug," he said.
He further relayed that he did not expect that the PopStar Princess would fly all the way to Cebu. "It was kind of a surprise. Happy, nagulat lang ako.”
Matteo admitted that though he was not able to prepare for the race well, he is content with how it all turned out. "We finished naman, it was a happy race. Being involved in Ironman, one has to really experience the Ironman race dahil iba, there is almost 3000 people competing for one thing and it is such an achievement in life. It's a stone you step [on]. Basta it is astig,” he said.