Barefoot runner wins 5K race in ‘Palaro’


Posted at May 11 2012 09:52 PM | Updated as of May 13 2012 07:40 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A barefoot runner from Western Visayas made waves in the ongoing 2012 Palarong Pambansa by winning the 5,000-meter (5K) track event.

Dexter Galos won the gold medal in the event, besting other competitors from different regions of the country.

He finished the race in just 15 minutes.

Galos said he is more comfortable running without shoes.

He dedicated his victory to his farmer-parents in Iloilo.