Gerald Anderson just finished a “3K Marathon”
That according to him (Gerald Anderson). I’m not a fan, duh?! But months have passed and I still cannot move on to what I heard last July 4, 2010 during the awarding program on the Metro Manila Milo Marathon Eliminations.
Gerald said, “I am so happy I just finished my first marathon.”
JourneyingJames said, “You wish!”
Actually, he just finished a 3K fun run. So what’s wrong?
Let me explain to you: When we say marathon- it has a distance of 42.195 kilometers (26.2 miles). So a 3-kilometer run is just a warm up of the 42K. Saying you finished a 3K marathon is hilarious because runners know that a 3K fun run is way too much different from a Full Marathon (42K).
It is like saying you just killed a 3-inch shark with bare hands. Hilarious at best. Next time, educate yourself.
Lesson: Don’t use the word “marathon” with a 3K, 5K or 10K run. Its so uncool to “run a 3K marathon.” Still, a lot of teens were titallating to take a pic with Gerald. Oh btw, Karylle and Toni Gonzaga ran during the event too.
Some acceptable usages of marathon would include:
21K = Half Marathon distance (half of 26.2 mile)
42K or 42.195K = Full Marathon
50K or more = UltraMarathon
Watching movies till the morning = Movie Marathon. Oh, this is different na pala.