Monday, October 20, 2014

Tabal, Zabala stamp class in Butuan qualifying of 38th MILO Marathon

BUTUAN City, Philippines (19 October 2014) – Reigning MILO Marathon Queen Mary Joy Tabal added another feather to her cap as she clinched another victory at the 38th MILO Marathon qualifying race in Butuan City, the biggest race in the city to date, with almost 10,000 runners in action last Sunday. Tabal won first place in the 21K female category, while fellow elite runner Gerald Zabala topped the ranks in the 21K male category.

Each received a cash prize of P10,000 and a trophy. In addition to the prizes, Zabala also secured his slot in the upcoming National Finals on December 7 at the Mall of Asia grounds in Manila. Tabal, by virtue of her triumph last year, is already assured of a slot in the finals.

Both will vie for the MILO Marathon King and Queen titles. Winners of this year's national finals will earn spots in the 2015 Tokyo Marathon, with trips all expenses paid.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Tillor, Balongcas bag Cebu MILO Marathon qualifyng race crowns

About 27,000 Cebuanos begin their race for
success in the 38th National MILO Marathon.
CEBU City (12 October 2014) – First-time winners Noel Tillor and Roselyn Balongcas won the 21K events of the 13th qualifying race of the National MILO Marathon held in Cebu City Sports Complex, Cebu City, on Sunday.

A record-shattering 26,736 runners joined the nation’s biggest and most prestigious race in the Queen City of the South, making it the largest regional race of the season so far. Along with Tillor and Balongcas, 86 runners secured their qualifying slots for the National Finals slated on December 7 in the Mall of Asia grounds, Manila.

Tillor and Balongcas each received a prize of P10,000 in cash, a trophy. Both have booked their slots to the National Finals on December 7, for a chance to compete for the MILO Marathon King and Queen title. As an added level of prestige to the competition, MILO will send this year’s King and Queen to the 2015 Tokyo Marathon, with trips all expenses paid.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Posadas' protege wins Tagbilaran qualifyng leg of 38th MILO Marathon

About 4,000 determined Boholanos break
through the starting line at the 38th National
MILO Marathon in Tagbilaran City.
TAGBILARAN City, Philippines (5 October 2014) – Up-and-coming runners Emmanuel Comendador and Ruffa Sorongon outpaced their rivals and clinched the top spots in the 21K events at the twelfth qualifying race of the National MILO Marathon held in Tagbilaran, Bohol on Sunday.

About 4,000 runners joined race even as 30 runners secured their qualifying slots for the National Finals slated on December 7 in the Mall of Asia grounds, Manila.

Comendador and Sorongon each received a prize of P10,000 in cash, a trophy, as well as a coveted slot to the National Finals on December 7, for a chance to compete for the MILO Marathon King and Queen title. MILO will send this year’s King and Queen to Japan on an all-expense paid trip to the 2015 Tokyo Marathon.

Poliquit, Tolentino top Enervon Activ 42K races of the Run United Philippine Marathon 2014

Rafael Poliquit Jr. (4th from left) was all smile
during the awarding ceremonies of the Erervon
Activ 42K men's race. (runner's wall photo)


Local and foreign runners headlined a stellar cast of race finishers for Run United Philippine Marathon (RUPM) 2014, the final leg of Unilab Active Health’s Run United Series last Sunday, October 5, 2014, at the Mall of Asia grounds in Pasay City.

Rafael Poliquit, Jr. topped all local placers at the Enervon Activ 42K men’s category, crossing the finish line with 2:50:21 across his name. He was followed closely by Mario Maglinao (2:51:48) and Rene Desuyo (2:53:16).

Aileen Tolentino, on the other hand, ruled the 42K women’s category for local runners with 3:31:56, followed by Cinderella Lorenzo (3:35:42) and Jocelyn Elijeran (3:40:24).

Friday, October 3, 2014

adidas boasts Kimetto's historic victory on BOOST

MANILA, Philippines - adidas’ Dennis Kimetto ran the fastest marathon in history wearing adidas BOOST™ at the 2014 Berlin Marathon. 

With a time of 2:02:57 Kimetto shattered the previous world record by an astounding 26 seconds wearing the super lightweight adizero Adios BOOST.

“Dennis’ world record breaking performance while wearing adidas BOOST demonstrates the result of elite athletes using industry leading innovation to achieve unprecedented feats,” said Adrian Leek General Manager of adidas Running.

“We continue to push boundaries by working closely with our athletes to develop the best products running has to offer.”

adidas BOOST was also on the feet of second place men’s finisher Emmanuel Muthai who joined Kimetto in breaking the previous world record.