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Muntinlupa opens int’l standard track and field facility

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Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi feels proud of having a world-class track and field facility in his city.

The 8-lane, 400-meter oval was recently inaugurated, and the event was attended by the Philippines’ long jump queen and heptathlon champion Elma Muros-Posadas.

“Isang karangalan na maging bahagi ng pagtatayo ng kauna-unahang international-standard track and field facility sa Muntinlupa,” Fresnedi said on Facebook.

The new facility also has a warm up lane, soccer field, provision for control room, long and triple jump, shot put, javelin throw, discus throw, and water jump, he said.

It has a provision for bleachers as well, he added.

He said that before the facility was completed, Muntinlupa athletes had to travel to Marikina, Biñan, or Rizal for their training.

“Namamasahe, gumagastos, na-tatraffic. Sa pasilidad na ito, hindi na kailangang lumayo para mag-training ang mga atleta natin,” he said.

Fresnedi also said the construction of the facility is an investment in the youth.

But people of all ages could enjoy it for exercise and other activities, he said.

“Pangarap natin sa lungsod ang isang healthy community. Gusto natin na mayroong mapupuntahan ang ating mamamayan para makapag-ehersisyo, makapaglakad-lakad, makapag-jogging nang ligtas at maginhawa,” he said.

His only request is that they take care of the place so that future generations could enjoy it as well.