Connect with us

GSPN

EDDIE ‘BAREFOOT BANDITO’ OFFICIALLY RETIRES

Eddie ‘Barefoot Bandito’ Vega has officially retired!

The 2014 GSPN Athlete of the Year and Guinness Book of World Records holder announced the following earlier today. “After 12 years and 302 marathons/ultras of which 202 were run exclusively barefoot, I am officially announcing my RETIREMENT from participating in marathon events. I think it’s the right time for me to move on to a less strenuous and less costly sport like golf. I am going to quit while I’m ahead and I’m happy with what I have accomplished in the sport.

For one, I set four Guinness World Records:
* Most barefoot marathons run in one year (101)
* Most barefoot marathons run on consecutive days (10)
* Most barefoot half-marathons run on consecutive days (12)
* Most barefoot half-marathons run in one month (18)

And, as the Barefoot Bandito, I was able to create awareness for kids who do not have shoes and, thanks to the support of my generous donors, I was able raise enough funds to distribute over 30,000 pairs of shoes and tsinelas (slippers) to children in the remote areas of the Philippines.

I’ve also achieved the following personal goals:
* Completed a marathon in all 7 Continents (once)
* Completed a marathon in all 8 Continents (once)
* Completed a marathon in all 50 States with shoes (once)
* Completed a marathon in all 50 States barefoot (2 times)
* First and only to complete a marathon in all 50 States barefoot in less than one year
* Completed a marathon in 26 different countries
* Achieved Titanium Status 5 times as a Marathon Maniac
* Ran enough marathon miles (8,334) to loop around all 48 States

And, lastly, I have been most fortunate to have made at least a thousand new friends since I started running marathons and I will always be forever thankful to those who supported my cause, www.gofundme.com/eddievega.”

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

March

April 2024

May
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
Events for March

1st

Events for April

2nd

Events for April

3rd

Events for April

4th

Events for April

5th

Events for April

6th

7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Events for April

6th

No Events
Events for April

8th

Events for April

9th

Events for April

10th

Events for April

11th

Events for April

12th

Events for April

13th

14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Events for April

14th

Events for April

15th

Events for April

16th

Events for April

17th

Events for April

18th

Events for April

19th

Events for April

20th

21
22
23
24
25
26
27
Events for April

20th

No Events
Events for April

22nd

Events for April

23rd

Events for April

24th

Events for April

25th

Events for April

26th

Events for April

27th

28
29
30
1
2
3
4
Events for April

27th

No Events
Events for April

29th

Events for April

30th

COMING SOON …

4th Quarter Sports

QUICK HITS

The PVA Fairies went unbeaten and took the U14 4×4 Beach Volleyball Tournament. The Fairies beat the SIFA Manta Rays 21-10 in the championship match.
L-R: Summer Pinaula, Alina Torres, Ava Quinata, Bella Pangelinan, Lexi Delfin
—————————————–
Mia-Lahnee & Rckaela Aquino qualify to represent Team Guam in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. This is Team Guam’s first siblings to qualify on merit and Rckaela’s second Olympic Games, according to the Guam National Olympic Committee.

More in GSPN