By Cheska Espina
Matteo Guidicelli braved the unpredictable weather yesterday, August 7, to compete in Cobra Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific triathlon held in Cebu, his hometown.
Unlike in the previous competitions he joined, his girlfriend Sarah Geronimo wasn't present yesterday.
"I'm happy she's abroad taking a vacation for herself," Matteo explained in an interview with ABS-CBN News. "It's good for her also."
The Kapamilya actor reiterated that aside from the Popstar Royalty, his "kababayans,' the Cebuanos, served also as his inspiration in finishing the triathlon.
"Yung mga Cebuanos dito. Sobrang nakakatuwa sila. I was so tired, I wanted to walk but because of them, I did not walk," Matteo related.
He added, "Tiniis ko na talaga. Pumikit na ako. Nakakaiyak nga eh. I prayed the whole way going back home."
Matteo admitted that it was a tough race for him.
"I wasn't prepared. I only had two weeks for it so I said to myself ipe-pace ko lang talaga. I won't push too hard."
"So I did that. It was tough eh. If I went too fast, alam ko hindi ko talaga matatapos," the Kapamilya actor shared.
Matteo and Sarah recently took on an adventure: climbing Mt. Pico De Loro, to celebrate her 28th birthday.
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