Cebuano marathoner Doc Yong is the first Filipino to finish the World Marathon Challenge

Truly the pride of Cebu!

CebuDoc Group of Hospitals President, Ophthalmologist Dr. Yong Larrazabal proudly announces his feat during a media conference in Cebu City as the first Filipino to finish the WORLD MARATHON Challenge – running 7 Marathons in 7 Continents in 7 Days.

From February 3 to February 12, marathoners ran the standard 42.2 km marathon distance each in Antarctica, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and North America within 168 hours, or 7 days.

Participants ran in total of 295 km (183 miles) over the 7-day period and spend about 68 hours in the air.

Dr. Yong shows the medals he won during the competition

The World Marathon Challenge is a multievent marathon competition that started in 2015. The Guinness Book of Records also acknowledges the event for record setting purposes.

Trivia: Doc Yong is also the husband of celebrity actress and singer Donna Cruz. They already have four kids.

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