Daddy Dong is ready for 2019 Berlin Marathon
Dong Dantes left the philippines last week to Berlin Germany. He will be participating in the 42 kilometer BMW Berlin Marathon.
Dong told the story on how he decided to join the marathon.
“Four years ago, i had the privilege of chatting with kuya kim atienza at the lobby of Luneta Hotel in Manila. We were together to kick off a climate change event and to launch our youth-in-climate action campaign called NowPH.
In that short span of time, we were able to talk about our families. I was just newly married then and had Zia on the way. His commitment to a better and more sustainable lifestyle.
It was also on that same day that he invited me to join their run group, who meet every Tuesdays and Thursdays in Makati.
Immediately, maybe after a week or two, i was introduced to the group who later on became some of my really good friends.
And the rest, as they would say, is history.
In exactly 13 days from now, i am about to conquer a very difficult task of running for 42 kilometers. Aomething i had never imagined myself doing. And here i am, on my final days of training, committed to finish the BMW berlin marathon this September 29.
Although i know that the road towards a ‘better and more sustainable lifestyle’ is never-ending and challenging. I’m happy and honored to be given a spot in the race through my team_gotta teammate and good friend gcremulla, with help of his wife Georgia, and to have had that conversation with Kuya Kim, who is now a Godparent to Sixto.
Ate Zia at dessert museum
While Daddy Dong is in Germany, Marian is back home taking Zia and Ziggy to different museum and learning along the way.
Marian shared clips of their visit, here it is.