When I got back in California, I went on a mission. Searched the Internet to find out who is Joe Saley. What I found is an impressive resume of a runner.
Joe grew up in Mountain Province, Philippines. He joined the US navy after graduating from Baguio Tech. He is from New Jersey and retired. Started running in 1994 and since then:
1. Ran NYCM 14 times.
2. Qualified and ran Boston 5 times.
He was able to avoid major running injuries and recover quickly. As a proof of how fast he recover, a week after this year NYCM, he ran a 10k race with a time of 54 minutes. Awesome!
Joe and I have a common dream ...... to run/join the Bataan Death March Ultra Marathon in the Philippines. Being born before the infamous march, we have relatives who were with USAFFE. It will be a great honor to be on it even if we don't finish, after all 20,000+ of the original marchers didn't make it.
|Joe at the NYCM|
|Joe at the NYCM Finish Line|