by Armie Garde
BUKIDNON’S Junel Languido and Cebu’s Mary Joy Tabal ruled the 21K division of the 36th National Milo Marathon Cebu leg on Sunday.
Tabal posted 1:26:58 for an easy win over Joeyry Lee, who clocked in at 1:37:52. Madelyn Carter got third place in 1:44:45, a minute ahead of fourth placer Sandra Soliano (1:45:47). Virginia Parajenog (1:50:16) finished five minutes after Soliano for fifth place and Path Torremoro got sixth place in 1:52:34.
Odiza Abellana (1:55:09), Tessie Escasinas (1:56:31), Wilma Lugay (1:57:18) and Preciousa Sanchez (1:57:25) completed the top 10 in the women’s division.
In the men’s, Languido got first place in 1:11:56, three minutes ahead of Cebu’s favorite Mohammad Sherwin Manangil at second place (1:14:49).
Bonifacio Monjas (1:14:51) got third place ahead of fourth placer Neri Ramil (1:15:39) and fifith placer Noel Tillor (1:16: 20).
Other runners in the top 10 are Jospeh Arnel Emia (1:20:18), Paul James Zafico (1:20:19), Dandy Maturan (1:25:04), Rolan Batiancila (1:26:55) and Joey Oacan (1:29:12).
In the 10K, Jordan Bacong got the first place among men in 34:16 while German Beate Krecklow ruled the women after finishing in 41:51.
The 11th regional qualifying leg of the 36th National Milo Marathon in Cebu got the participation of 22,000 runners; and the downpour early morning Sunday did not affect the turn out of runners.
Armie Garde the Warat Runner, who started running ultramarathons at 23 years old, is a multimedia journalist based in Cebu City, Philippines. One of her ultra dreams is to finish BDM 102 and 160. She maintains runroo.com.