Emotional Tabal makes history, wins 5th straight Milo Marathon

first_imgEmotional Tabal makes history, wins 5th straight Milo Marathon826 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Mary Joy Tabal crumpled on the floor and began to weep.Tabal had just crossed the finish line to extend her reign as the Philippines’ undisputed marathon queen and end what had been a highly emotional last 24 hours following the death of her father Rolando Tabal due to complications with pneumonia. He was 58.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mary Joy Tabal bursts into tears after crossing the finish line to win the Milo Marathon for a record fifth consecutive time. Tabal achieved the feat a day following the death of his father. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netChristabel Martes came in second with a time of 3:04:20 while Jho-an Villarama finished third at 3:11:27. Judelyn Miranda (3:14:20) and Ruffa Sorongon (3:15:17) completed the top five.In the men’s category, Joerge Andrade was the fastest to complete the 42k centerpiece at 2:39:34. Erick Panique followed at 2:42:10, Eduardo Buenavista came in third at 2:43:34, Erinio Raquin in fourth at 2:44:34 while Jerald Zabala wound up fifth at 2:46:59.An unknown runner from Digos City, Andrade was the biggest surprise of the finale. He left marathon veterans Erick Panique and Eduardo Buenavista in the dust despite participating in only his first crack at the National Finals.Andrade finished just third in the General Santos leg to earn a slot in the finals.Tabal still emerged on top despite finishing 11 minutes later than her personal record run of 2:47:53 last year in Iloilo.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Jeson Agravante, last year’s Milo Marathon King, failed to finish the race this time.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ”Coming into this race, I know it’s going to be hard because I didn’t get any sleep but I just wanted to finish the race regardless of performance,” a tearful Tabal told reporters during the post-race press conference at Cebu City Sports Center.”I dedicate this to him. I offer this run to him and I know he was running with me earlier,” she said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe 28-year-old Tabal on Sunday became the first runner to win the Milo Marathon for five straight years after clocking 2:58:01.Tabal, the Rio Olympian and SEA Games gold medalist, pulled off the historical feat in her beloved hometown of Cebu, where the biggest running event in the country was staged for the first time. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads A new cheer rises LATEST STORIES Malditas save PH from shutout View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img

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