Organizers have released the finish times of the Aboitiz Race To Reduce 2011 participants. Last Sunday’s race was dominated by Kenyans. James Cherutich topped the full marathon with a time of 2:24.12, finishing ahead of compatriot Josephat Kiptanui, who finished in2:25.20. Cherutich told reporters he will use his winnings to pay for training expenses.
Eduardo Buenavista, the Philippine’s record holder for the marathon, finished third with a time of 2:26:21.
Rising Cebuana running star Mary Joy Tabal recorded her first marathon win by finishing Sunday’s race in 2:57:59, a personal best. Luisa Raterta of Manila placed second with a time of 3:07.50 while Ailene Tolentino placed third with her time of 3:09.46.
Below is the full report of finish times of participants with timing chips in last Sunday’s race.
Mary Joy Tabal extended her dominance of Cebu races by winning yet another Sunday event – the Alphonsian Run organized by Batch ’87 of St. Alphonsus Catholic School Alumni Association (SACSAA).
Tabal topped the 15K category by finishing the run in 01:01:18.262, according to race times organizers released to reporters. Christy Tutor was second by finish the race in 01:06:36.865 while Jhean Andrin was third with a time of 01:10:02.167.
John Philip Dueñas, who coaches Tabal, topped the men’s 15K with a blistering 00:51:52.285. Arnold Onabia was a far second with a time of 00:51:57.351while Adonis Singson placed third with his time of 00:52:41.294.
Jobert Carolino topped the 6K male category with his time of 00:18:29.230. Jess Gonzaga was second with an official time of 00:18:30.810 while Jordan Bacong was third with a time of 00:19:22.740.
A runner who sells chicharon or pork cracklings for a living topped the 21K men’s division in Sunday’s Cebu leg of the 34th Milo Marathon.
Adonis Singson set aside his chicharon to race on Sunday. He finished the tough 21K route that passed the South Road Properties (SRP) at a time when the sun was already high up the sky. Adonis claimed the top spot, which carried a P10,000 top prize and an all-expenses paid trip to the Milo Marathon National Finals in Manila on Dec. 12. Singson, 27, finished third last year and placed second in 2006 and 2007.
BIGGEST MILO PROVINCIAL LEG. With close to 23,000 runners joining, the Cebu leg of the 34th Milo Marathon is the biggest edition of the race outside Manila. CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)
He told Milo that he decided to go for the top spot after learning that defending champion Mendel Lopez wasn’t joining. Lopez got busy preparing for the geodetic engineering board examination, which he recently passed.
Jobert Carolino finished in second place with a time of 1:15:39 while Mohsherwin Managil won third place with a time of 1:17:10.
Completing the top 10 are 4.) Noel Tillor; 5.) Dandy Maturan; 6.) Ian Refuela ; 7.) Harold Estrada; 8.) Noy Jopson; 9.) Paul James Zafico and 10.) Renz Ericson Gabuya .
Dr. Potenciano “Yong” Larrazabal III and Donna Cruz-Larrazabal won this morning’s couple’s run edition of the Run With a Smile at The Terraces in Ayala Center Cebu.
Yong and Donna finished the 10K race together in 54 minutes and 11 seconds to top a field of about a dozen couples who joined the run. The Escasinas couple finished second with a time of 57:28. Noy and Amale Jopson were third with a time of 58:06.
Yong said it was the “best birthday gift” for Donna, who celebrates her birthday today, Valentine’s Day.
Kenyan missionary Simon Losiaboi extended his dominance of Cebu City races by topping the 12-kilometer run of Barangay Lahug’s Running MAD 2 this morning.
Losiaboi finished in a blistering time of 41:05:50 the course that started at University of the Philippines Cebu College and went past JY Square, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel, Gaisano Country Mall and BTC in Banilad, General Maxilom Ave., Fuente, Capitol and back to UP Cebu. Losiaboi won P3,000 for his top finish. (For an interactive map of the route, read our previous article)