The FWD PH Runner

Who is Joyette Jopson?

Multisport athlete and FWD financial wealth officer Maria Victoria Scarlett “Joyette” Jopson is a stern believer that nothing is certain until you cross the finish line. Minutes before winning her first Half Ironman in 2014, her first-ever race competing as a Filipina Elite, she already knew she has the championship in the bag. But she didn’t dare celebrate until she reached the finish line. “You can be leading a race one minute and then, lose it the next,” she shares. She’s won two more Filipina Elite Championships since then. Blitzing her way—and almost always with a podium finish—to several other prestigious local and international races, she is a force to be reckoned with in Philippine triathlon and multisport. This year, she is taking on a new and never-been-done challenge—to be the first Filipina to conquer the FWD North Pole Marathon, a race of a lifetime, in one of the coldest, harshest places on Earth.