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Joy Rojas

Joy Rojas

  • 1st Filipina and first Southeast Asian woman to run across 3,107 miles across the United States (2009)
  • 1st Filipina to run across the Philippines, from Davao City to Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, in 46 days (2005)

"Don't just dream, make it happen."


Pinay completes 3,000-mile US run
Long Distance Lessons from the Road
The 'Joy' of running
First Filipina to run across US

Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?