Monday, October 20, 2014

He's Not An Igorot But He Proudly Ran In The Chicago Marathon Wearing Igorot Attire

A man ran the Chicago Marathon in America last October 12, 2014 in Igorot attire. Levi Aliposa, a Filipino who hails from Tacloban City, Leyte and currently resides in Chicago ran in the annual race wearing a g-string, a sash, and Cordilleran accessories. Aliposa joined the marathon for Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare, an agency where Aliposa works as a Community Integration Specialist.

Trilogy Behavioral Healthcare is a "not-for-profit community behavioral healthcare agency whose mission is to serve people with serious mental illnesses." Aliposa posted photos from the race on his Facebook page. Check out some of the photos below. For more photos, visit Aliposa's album here.

It is heartwarming to think that there are people out there who appreciate our culture so much that they go beyond their way to hold it up in front of the world.