Sunday, September 22, 2013

37th Milo Marathon Tagbilaran

Over 6,153 athletes, students, and running enthusiasts competed in the eighth qualifying leg of the 37th National MILO Marathon Sunday in Tagbilaran City. Students Emmanuel Comendador and Teodelyn Calabroso overpowered their closest 21-K division rivals to take home the P10,000.00 top purse and trophy. Comendador will lead athletes will lead other qualifiers to the finale in December

Despite losing his way in the middle of the race, 24-year old Comendador rallied through the 21-K track and posted an impressive 1:16:05, followed by a distant second Jordan Bacong (1:17:47) and Dodong Vosotros (1:20:07) in third. The Marine Engineering major is a fixture at local marathons and triathlons, which, he expressed, is how he stays conditioned for the races even without a solid training routine

In the distaff side, 20-year old Calabroso overcame the difficult terrain and crossed the finish line at 1:43:44, way ahead of counterparts Leonora Villamor (1:54:43) and Alma Piquero (2:13:48). The BIT-International College student finished second in last year’s National MILO Marathon Tagbilaran 21-K race and finished in the 21-K category of the Boholympics 2012

"MILO drew new records across all its sports programs this season. We are ecstatic that more and more people, especially the youth, are being engaged to take a step toward a fit lifestyle not only through running but also other sports. As we approach our 50th year, we will continue our mission of leading grassroots sports development and form a stronger Philippine sports community for the next generation of champions," said MILO Sports Executive Andrew Neri

Through MILO’s Help Give Shoes advocacy, 500 pairs of running shoes were delivered to beneficiary schools in Tagbilaran today, including Tangcasan Elementary School, Kinagbaan Primary School, Lourdes High School, Doljo Elementary School, and Ubujan Elementary School. With the invaluable support of the Department of Education and National MILO Marathon runners, MILO has given pairs of running shoes to 28,700 public school children to date

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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