Monday, July 29, 2013

Press Release: Panique, Raterta top MILO's Manila qualifying race

Eric Panigue edges Irineo Raquin for the
Manila qualifying title on Sundayin
Pasay City. (photo by Jonel Mendoza)



Manila, Philippines (July 28, 2013) - Elite runners Eric Panique and Luisa Raterta blew the competition away at the 42K division race of the 37th National MILO Marathon Manila qualifying leg Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds, Pasay City.

A record-shattering 42,214 runners joined the country's premier footrace, marking the largest number of participants in a single race in the history of the MILO Marathon.

Along with other 42K qualifiers, Panique and Raterta each took home a cash prize of Php 50,000, a trophy and a coveted spot at the National Finals in December for their respective victories. To increase the level of competition this year, MILO will sponsor this season's MILO Marathon King and Queen to the 2014 Paris Marathon next April.

28-year old Panique settled the score towards the finish line and clocked in at a swift 2:30:20.51, beating Condura Skyway Marathon 2013 Filipino champion Irineo Raquin (2:30:20.73) with just 22 milliseconds to spare. Last year's MILO Marathon Manila Eliminations champion Jeson Agravante placed a distant third with a time of 2:41:55.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Press Release: Sabal, Tawagin rule San Pablo leg

Manila, Philippines, July 21, 2013 – Three-time MILO Marathon King Cresenciano Sabal and Janice Tawagin set the pace for the 21K division run of the 37th National MILO Marathon Sunday in San Pablo, Laguna.

Both runners received cash prizes of P10,000.00, tropies,  and a coveted spot in the National Finals for their respective victories.

A total of 7,778 runners competed in the race.

As an added incentive to the prestige of winning the country’s premier footrace, MILO will be sending this season’s MILO Marathon King and Queen to compete with the world’s finest athletes at the Paris Marathon in 2014.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Press Release: Buenavista defends KOTR title

Manila, July 7 – adidas King of the Road 2013 proved to be one of the biggest and most anticipated races in the Philippines. Over 7,000 runners gathered at Bonifacio Global City to strive for the title of King and Queen of the Road.

adidas, an advocate of the running sport all over the world, continued its commitment by providing an opportunity for runners to engage in their passion. King of the Road does not only promote a healthy lifestyle, but camaraderie through healthy competition.

This year’s race garnered more than 8,000 registered runners spread over three categories, 16.8k, 10k, and a new category, the 10k School Championship relay, which allows pairs to run 5k each. Race routes were marked with specific race distances and volunteer cheerleaders to encourage runners to cross the finish line. Celebrities like Sam YG, Karylle, Ramon Bautista, Isabelle Daza, Erwan Heusssaff and Rovilson Fernandez also supported the race.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Press Release: Postrada, Payong top MILO Marathon's Naga qualifying

More than 6,000 runners participated in the Naga qualifying
event of the 37th MILO Marathon.
Manila, Philippines, July 14, 2013 – Eugene Postrado and Gemma Payong ruled the 21-K division run of the 37th National MILO Marathon Sunday in Naga City. Both runners received a cash prize of P10,000.00 and a trophy for their respective victories, but only Postrado earned himself a coveted spot in the National Finals on December 8.

Of the 6,601 runners who competed in the race, 19 other male runners also qualified for the National Finals. The stakes are higher for this season’s MILO Marathon King and Queen, as they will be competing alongside elite runners from across the world at the esteemed Paris Marathon in 2014.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Press Release: Sabal, Agura lead qualifiers in Lipa City

Sabal (left)  and Agura raise their
trophies after winning the 21k
elimination race in Lipa City.
(MILO photo)
Manila, Philippines, July 7, 2013 – Elite runners Gerald Sabal and Janette Agura set a swift pace for the 21-K division run at the 37th National MILO Marathon Sunday in Lipa City. Sabal and Agura each received a cash prize of P10,000, a trophy, and a coveted spot in the National Finals on December 8 for their respective victories. 

Of the 5,973 runners who competed in the race, 24 other runners had also qualified for the National Finals. The stakes have been raised for this season’s MILO Marathon King and Queen, as they will be competing alongside elite runners from across the world at the esteemed Paris Marathon in 2014.

27-year old Sabal, who placed sixth in the 36th MILO Marathon National Finals, once again proved he is a force in the sport when he crossed the finish line at 1:21:06, outpacing counterparts Nelson Eligiran (1:21:11) and Ronilo Moreno (1:26:04). The Philippine Army runner was also part of the team that won the 2nd International Boulder Face Challenge, a 24-hour endurance race to the peak of Mt. Apo, early last year.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Press Release: Warizal, Mag-aso win MILO Marathon's kick-off leg


Manila, Philippines – Norlan Warizal and Bernardita Mag-Aso ruled the centerpiece 21-K events in dominant fashion on Sunday as the Puerto Princesa leg officially kicked off the 37th National MILO Marathon in Palawan. A total of 6,846 runners joined the event.

Under an overcast sky, 28-year old Warizal, who also topped last year’s Puerto Princesa leg, sustained his mastery over category rivals and submitted a time of 1:17:55 that proved enough to hold off counterparts Orly Maestro (1:21:56) and Mark Julius Mendoza (1:22:01).

In the distaff side, 26-year old Mag-Aso proved she’s a cut above the rest by clocking in at 1:21:56, way ahead of rivals Rowena Quipquip (1:53:32) and Joanna Flores (2:00:38) who came in at second and third, respectively.