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Louie Sangalang First Filipino finisher at the FWD North Pole Marathon 2018

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A lot of Filipinos have made our country well-known in different fields, from sports, literature, arts and a lot more. And now us Filipinos have another source of national pride as FWD Life Philippines
representative Louie Sangalang conquered the FWD North Pole Marathon, the world’s coolest marathon.

Louie Sangalang is a multi-sport athlete and also the first Filipino cancer survivor to conquer the FWD North Pole Marathon.

The marathon that was held last April 16  on a 42-kilometer path in a terrain with temperature ranging from negative 30 to negative 33 degrees centigrade. The Filipino spirit, having finished the race in 11 hours and four minutes amid severe weather conditions.

62 participants from 23 countries took part in the marathon, which marked the second year of FWD’s title sponsorship and the first region-wide participation of 11 FWD-sponsored runners, dubbed FWD Team Asia.


Sangalang’s triumph is an amazing testament to the resilience was given a homecoming party by Pan-Asi…