Coach Rio, Star Inside-Out

The guy has not changed at all.  He is still the same Rio dela Cruz we knew from the first time we had the pleasure to know him as a personal coach and friend up to this time when his star is fast rising.  What can we say…   He deserves all the success.

We watched  him tirelessly posing and smiling with runners who wanted their pictures taken with him. He gamely got my camera phone when we kiddingly called him to take our group picture after posing for fans one after the other.  We laud his efforts to help his community when calamity struck even when he himself was affected. We watched and heard how he is still the same Rio to his roaster of coaches and other runrio staff.

We, ourselves,  attest to this unchanged persona.  He may be bigger than life now, busy as a bee but he remains to be the same ol’ friend we know.    He is no saint, that’s for sure! He can lash out and defend himself when someone is trying to pull one over him.  One thing we know,  he is one guy striving to be better.

Kudos to the man who’s feet is firmly planted  on the ground!  We pray that the fame change you only for the better. We’re so very proud of you, for life’s challenges you have hurdled, for your extra-ordinary accomplishments and most especially, for the person that you continue to be.

May you continue to be a blessing to others as you continue to be blessed!!!  God bless you more!!!

Coach Rio just finished an impressive 3.00.15 Boston Marathon finish. May 3-minute emergency restroom break pa yan ha!   What’s next,  the Olympics?

Cheers!!! 🙂


8 Responses to “Coach Rio, Star Inside-Out”

  1. 1 jinoe April 22, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Hmmm… pa kiss. 😀

  2. 3 RUNNING DIVA April 22, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    He must be in Cloud 9. He was aiming for a 2:59 finish. Still, kudos to Coach Rio for a job well done!

  3. 5 kulitrunner April 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    awwwww…. Rio will and always be our COUCH! 😛

  4. 7 soul_orphaned April 29, 2010 at 4:23 am

    i just grab a copy of runner’s magazine.. wow ang gwapo!! hahaha.. nakakahawa ang ngiti 🙂

    All the best!

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