Out of thousands of runners in Manila, Cebu and Davao, 12 Filipino participants were recognized for finishing the fastest in their respective tiers at the recently-concluded 7-Eleven Run 2018, held last February 4 at Filinvest City Alabang in Manila, Cebu Business Park, and SM City Davao.
Among these 12 winners are 2 Cebuanos, Rafael Pescos and Lizane Juay Abella, who were overall winners of the 42 KM race for males and females respectively, in all 3 locations. Both of them will join the other four winners of the 42KM race and 6 winners of the 21KM race in the Jeju International Tourism Marathon, South Korea.
Joining Pescos and Abella in the international marathon are the overall Filipino 2nd and 3rd placers for 42KM race for both male and female participants. Bagging the 2nd and 3rd spot for the 42KM Male race are Richeel Languido and Bryan Quiamco, both from Davao. For the 42KM Female race, the 2nd and 3rd placers are Maricar Camacho of Manila and Judelyn Miranda of Davao.
42K Winners – Male (Davao Leg) in Photo (L-R) – Richeel Languid & Bryan Quiamco
For the 21KM Male race, Richard Salano of Manila was able to rank first, followed by Prince Joey Lee of Cebu and Jerald Zabala of Davao for 2nd and 3rd places, respectively. For the 21KM Female race, 2 Cebuanas were able to make it to the top 3; Mary Joy Tabal landed on the first spot and Ruffa Catedral Sorogon on the third spot. Last but not least is Christabel Martes from the Manila leg, who secured the 2nd place.
21K Winners – Female (Cebu Leg) in photo (L-R) – Ruffa Cathedral Sorogon, Mary Joy Tabal and Aileen Tolentino
As part of their prize for winning the marathon, 7-Eleven is sponsoring the trip for all 12 Filipino winners – granting them an all-expenses-paid trip to South Korea for the Jeju International Tourism Marathon slated this May 2018.
Last year, 9 Filipino runners represented Team 7-Eleven Philippines and dominated the full and half marathon races at Da Nang International Marathon in Vietnam. This was the fifth year 7-Eleven brought Filipino runners to international races, so stakes are definitely high.
The 7-Eleven Run is an annual event that aims to provide runners, both professionals and amateurs, a chance to test their endurance and engage in friendly competition with other runners.
The 7-Eleven Run 2018 event marks the sixth edition for the run, with runners up to 90 years old joining the race! Run 2018 is the first to be held in 3 different locations in the country simultaneously and broadcast at the same time through ESPN TV5 live streaming.
7-Eleven Run 2018 is held in partnership with Filinvest, Cebu Business Park, SM City Davao, and exclusive sportswear partner, Asics. The event is also brought to you by Selecta, Nature’s Spring, Summit, Gatorade, Del Monte, Fit ‘N Right Isotonic Drink, Cheetos, Aquafina, Pocari Sweat, Evian, Kopiko 78, Le Minerale, San Miguel Beer, B’lue, Sip Purified Water, Sosro Fruit Tea, Safeguard, Grab, and Caltex, as well as media partners, Cignal, Hyper, ESPN 5, PLDT, Smart, ABS-CBN Publishing, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Summit Media, and Solar Sports.