It was a fulfilling day for actor-triathlete Matteo Guidicello when he finished the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific triathlon in Cebu. He shared with ABS-CBN News () that it was ‘tough’ for him because he only had two weeks to prepare so he didn’t rush in finishing the race. He was done in five hours and 30 minutes.
What kept him going was the support of the Cebuanos, which made him emotional before he reached the finish line.
"Tiniis ko na talaga. Pumikit na ako. Nakakaiyak nga eh. I prayed the whole way going back home. ‘Yung mga Cebuanos dito. Sobrang nakakatuwa sila. I was so tired, I wanted to walk but because of them, I did not walk,” he said.
This time his girlfriend Sarah Geronimo isn’t around to give him a power hug like last year but he is happy for her since she’s enjoying her vacation abroad.
"I'm happy she's abroad taking a vacation for herself. It's good for her also.”