Employees of Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) collected podium finishes in two ultramarathon events held recently in Northern and Southern Luzon.
Corporate wireless consultant Carlo Gonzalez [top photo, right] placed third in a 220-kilometer race which saw participants making two round trips from Baguio to La Union. Gonzalez finished the race in 45 hours, 28 minutes, and 10 seconds. With him in the photo is race director Jonel Mendoza.
Meanwhile, senior engineer Alfeus delos Santos [bottom photo, leftmost] cracked the top 10 in a 55-km race from the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit to Maraganadon, both in Cavite. His winning time was 5 hours, 57 minutes, and 58 seconds.
Other Smart runners who finished the ultramarathon were [bottom photo, from second-from-left to right] senior supervisor Felipe Mascarenas, architecture and services design manager Ellen Solosod, junior product manager Kim Zamora, support specialist Steven Gutierrez, and [not in photo] junior product manager Ian Yu.
The runners are all members of Samahang Mananakbo ng Smart (SMS), one of the 22 internal clubs that encourage Smart employees to live by the company’s Live More manifesto.