CEBU, Philippines — Christine Hallasgo indeed demonstrated that she is the Philippines' new long distance race sovereign as she finished Mary Joy Tabal's six-year reign in the Milo National Marathon yesterday at the Tarlac Plazuela in Tarlac City.
Hallasgo demonstrated that her triumph over Tabal in the 30th Southeast Asian Games was no accident.
The 31-year-old Hallasgo asserted the crown subsequent to completing the race in two hours, 52 minutes and 49 seconds, while Tabal made due with second in 2:58:49, timing. Veteran Christabel Martes packed away the bronze award with her season of 3:05:40.
The SEA Games gold medalist was likewise second in the open classification beside Kenyan Margaret Njugune (2:51:48).
Another Mindanao sprinter in Jerald Zabala was likewise hailed as new Milo long distance race ruler with a period of 2:31:16, one second in front of Richard Salano. Previous champ Jeson Agravante ended up third in 2:31:55.
Cebu-based Spectrum Runners Club wagers Florendo Lapiz (2:35:02) and Prince Joey Lee (2:37:49) set fourth and eighth spot, separately.
Lizane Abella likewise turned out fifth in 3:18:42 while Evamae Villarin landed seventh in 3:28:17 in the ladies' activity.
Running darlings in Ruffa Sorongon and Azla Pagay were likewise unfortunate after both neglected to complete the long distance race because of depletion.
In the mean time, Stephen Muranbi turned into the men's open by and large champ with the quickest time of 2:27:18.