MILO MARATHON URDANETA LEG
URDANETA CITY—A teenage runner from Dagupan City and a veteran runner ruled the 21-kilometer races of the first elimination leg of the 42nd National Milo Marathon held here last July 15.
Kurt Jomar Lamparas, a 19-year-old runner from Dagupan City, ruled the men’s 21-kilometer in one hour, 14 minutes and 26 seconds.
Veteran Christabel Martes, a native of La Trinidad, Benguet and a gold medalist in the marathon races in the past South East Asian Games, took the top spot in the women’s 21-kilometer race here in one hour, 31 minutes and 25 seconds.
Christabel Martes and Kurt Jumar Lamparas
Martes also took the top spot in last year’s first elimination leg also held here.
Lamparas was followed by veteran runner Cesar Castaneto, Jr. who crossed the finish line in one hour, 14 minutes and 31 seconds, and veteran runner Robeno Javier finished in third in one hour,16 minutes and 48 seconds.
Lamparas, a third year Education major student and athlete at the Arellano
University in Manila, told The PUNCH that this was the first time he joined a half marathon race but said he started joining shorter races such as 10-kilometer races before he finally tried his luck in the 21-kilometer.
Martes was trailed by fellow veteran runners Rowena Valdez and Jocelyn Elijeran who crossed the finished line in one hour, 40 minutes and 19 seconds and one hour, 46 minutes and 53 seconds, respectively.
The three finishers in the 10 kilometer-races for men and women were Rey Mark Quezada, Mark Brian Manalo and Ezikiel John Garcia; Jelsie Sabado, Elaine Quismundo, and Maria Janna Liza Abutas.
In the five kilometer races, top three winners were James Darrel Orduna, Marcelino Guleng, Jr. and Larry Bernardino; and Ira Mae Gale, Erica Maive Bulatao and Johna Mayola.
And in the 3-kilometer fun run, top three winners in both men and women were Glenn Cunanan, Steven Mendoza, and Arman Sibayan; and Jena Valdez, Maxine Mendoza, and Angel Antonio.
More than 15,000 runners, most of whom joined the 3-kilometer fun run and five-kilometer race, took part in this event hosted for the second time by this city. (Cesar Ramirez)
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