Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lim and Ballester ruled MILO Marathon Naga

NAGA CITY, August 19, 2012 – Darwin Lim took advantage of better weather conditions and his familiarity with the 21km course to rule the men’s division of the 36th National MILO Marathon Naga Eliminations leg Sunday in Naga City. A total of 7,848 runners participated in the race

Lim of the NCF running club timed 1:16:29 and pocketed the P10,000 top purse, followed by Crifrankreadel Indapan in 1:17:54, and Jucell Laya in 1:22:26. “My aim is to beat my own time at the 42-k track of the National Finals. I will not prioritize qualifying for the Top 10 runners, but focus on giving a better performance than last year,” said Lim. “I will try to set the pace for the next race to achieve my goal and win.”

In the distaff side, Jolly Ann Ballester dominated the 21km track and clocked in at 1:42:43. Completing the top 3 cast in the women’s division were Myla Jamon in second place with 1:48:10 and Cherry Palles in third with 1:50:06

Ballester expressed that she is also determined to do better in the National Finals. “I’m going to focus on training for the next race. Last week’s weather conditions affected my training routine and pace today. I intend to improve my time by increasing the difficulty of my training,” said the five-time 21km track runner.

MILO strives to develop the future of the Filipino youth by promoting and actualizing its advocacy program, ‘Help Give Shoes’, which has already reached 17,200 underprivileged school children nationwide. The program has distributed running shoes to students from five schools in Naga City namely, Triangulo Elementary School, Concepcion Grande Elementary School, Naga City Science High School, Sabang Elementary School, and San Isidro Elementary School

About the National MILO Marathon
The National MILO Marathon is an annual marathon event open to amateur and professional runners. From its humble beginnings in 1974 as a single marathon race in Metro Manila attended by 747 participants, the National MILO Marathon has grown to be the biggest, longest, grandest national running event in the country attracting more than hundreds of thousands of runners across the country. The race is organized by RunRio, Inc

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