• CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
The Bacolod Sangguniang Panlungsod congratulated and commended the achievements of Julie Uychiat, the first Filipina to finish the World Marathon Challenge and winning four of the seven marathon in its 2023 edition.
The resolution authored by Councilor Claudio Puentevella said Julie Uychiat, born in Negros Occidental, became the first Filipina to finish in the World Marathon Challenge held on January 31 to February 2023. She ruled four out of seven marathons in the World Marathon Challenge 2023 Edition.
The World Marathon Challenge is a logistical and physical challenge to run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. Competitors must run the standard 42.2 km marathon distance in Antarctica, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and North America within 168 hours, or seven days. The clock starts when the first marathon begins in Antarctica, it said.
The resolution said Uychiat ranked and placed 1st in the marathons in Dubai, Emirate of Dubai (Asia); Madrid, Spain (Europe); Fortaleza, Brazil (South America); and Miami, Florida (North America).
In the marathons in Perth, Australia; Cape Town, Africa; and Novo, Antarctica; she placed and ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, respectively, it said.
Uychiat raised proudly the Philippine flag and Filipino pride for her remarkable and magnificent achievement in the 2023 World Marathon Challenge, the resolution added.*