Monday, July 28, 2014

Raquin, Delos Santos stamp class during the Manila leg of 38th MILO Marathon

More than 37,000 runners from all running events
raced their way to the finish line for the 38th
National MILO Marathon in SM Mall of Asia
grounds, Pasay City.
MANILA, Philippines, 27 July 2014 – Veteran runner Ireneo Raquin stamped his authority as he clinched his first ever victory full marathon victory during the  38th National MILO Marathon Manila Qualifying Race which started and ended at the SM Mall of Asia grounds, Pasay City on Sunday.

Former MILO Marathon Queen Mary Grace Delos Santos was not to be outshined as she reclaimed her title in the female’s division race. Both are being trained by coach Mario Castro in Baguio City.

Each pocketed a cash prize of P50,000, a trophy, and a sought-after slot in the National Finals on December 7. As an added motivation for this year’s runners, MILO will send the MILO Marathon King and Queen to Japan on an all-expense paid trip to the 2015 Tokyo Marathon.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Carolino, Gilbuena triumph in Angeles City leg of 38th MILO Marathon

More than 10,000 runners answered the gun start in the
Angeles City leg of the 38th MILO Marathon.
ANGELES City, Philippines, 19 July 2014 – Jobert Carolino and Mischelle Gilbuena took advantage of the good weather and set a swift pace in the 21K division run at the 38th National MILO Marathon on Sunday in Angeles City, Pampanga. Each received a cash prize of P10,000 and a trophy.

Out of the 10,312 runners who joined this leg, Carolino, Gilbuena and 50 others booked their place for the National Finals on December 7 for a chance to be crowned as the MILO Marathon King and Queen and fly to Japan on an all-expenses paid trip to the 2015 Tokyo Marathon courtesy of MILO.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Buenavista, Dela Torre win Tarlac leg of 38th MILO Marathon

TARLAC City, Philippines, 13 July 2014 – Reigning MILO Marathon King Eduardo Buenavista and FEU Manila varsity runner Mary Grace Dela Torre bested their rivals in the 21K division run at the 38th National MILO Marathon on Sunday in Tarlac City. Almost 13,000 runners joined this leg and 39 qualified for the National Finals.

Buenavista and Dela Torre were awarded a cash prize of P10,000, a trophy, and a spot in the National Finals on December 7. MILO will be sending this season’s MILO Marathon King and Queen to compete alongside elite runners from across the globe in the 2015 Tokyo Marathon.

Five-time MILO Marathon titlist Buenavista emerged victiorious with a time of 01:10:30, finishing ahead of Ferdinand Corpuz (01:14:36) and Jujet Pacsis De Asis (01:15:34). Dela Torre posted a time of 01:46:38, beating contenders Rowena Valdez (01:48:30) and Shane Acosta (01:49:58).

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Herrera, Cardona win Dagupan leg of 38th MILO Marathon

DAGUPAN City, Philippines, 06 July 2014 – Elite runners Rene Herrera and Lany Cardona set a swift pace for the 21-K division run at the 38th National MILO Marathon on Sunday in Dagupan City. 

Each received a cash prize of P10,000, a trophy, and a coveted spot in the National Finals on December 7 for their respective victories.

Out of more than 10,000 runners, 48 qualified for the National Finals in this leg. 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 Tokyo Marathon in 2015.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sermona, Martes rule 38th MILO marathon kick off leg in Baguio City

BAGUIO City, Philippines, 29 June 2014 – Elite runners Julius Sermona and Christabel Martes set the pace as they came out top in the 21K events as the 38th National MILO Marathon kicked off in Baguio City on Sunday. More than 6,700 runners joined the race.

Sermona, SEA Games silver medalist and 2006 MILO Marathon King, took category rival Cesar CastaƱeto down to the wire as they crossed the finish line, clocking in at 01:14:42 and 01:14:47 respectively. Castro Cudli finished third with a time of 01:23:40.

Two-time SEA Games gold medalist Martes bested the female category with an impressive time of 01:26:48 as she finished well ahead of second placer Sandi Menchi Abahan (01:34:23) and third placer Lua Angella Limbo (01:46:41).

The runners were blessed with very good weather but there were other challenges they needed to overcome.