Team 7-Eleven Philippines reigns in Da Nang International Marathon 2017! Six Filipino runners of Team 7-Eleven Philippines took podium finish at Da Nang International Marathon 2017 marathon and half-marathon races. The event was participated by local and foreign runners from 50 countries last August 6, 2017.
Lany Cardona of Pangasinan finished as the champion of the women’s division, finishing the 42K course in 03:27:26. Rafael Pescos of Cebu finished second in the men’s division with a finish time of 02:40:06.
Richard Salano, a member of the Philippine Army secured the third spot in the podium of the 21km race with a finish time of 1:20:36 while the trio of Jho-An Banayag-Villarma (01:31:53), Nhe-Ann Barcena (01:37:08) and Ruffa Sorongon (01:37:38) swept the first, second and third spots of the 21km women’s category.
Meanwhile, Lizane Abella (4:20:19) and Azlan Pagay (3:02:06) took the top places in their respective age groups for the 42km and Kennechie Lorbes (1:49:10) took Top 5 for his Age Group in the 21km race.
Lany Cardona and Rafael Pescos were given a slot to race in the Shonan International Marathon 2017 happening on December in Kanagawa, Japan with all expenses paid by 7-Eleven, as part of their prize for winning in the 42km category of this race.
The nine Filipino runners who participated in Da Nang International Marathon Race – four of them in the full marathon, five in the half-marathon, was a fulfillment of the commitment given by Philippine Seven Corporation (7-Eleven Philippines) to the top 3 (male and female) marathon and full marathon winners of the 7-Eleven Run 2017 that was held in the Filinvest City, Alabang last February.
This is the fifth year that 7-Eleven Philippines has brought Filipino runners to an international race, giving them full support to showcase their abilities and be recognized in an international competition.
“We will continue to encourage runners who aspire to represent the country in an international competition through the 7-Eleven Run Series which we are planning to expand by having another race in Cebu before the year ends and which will serve as a qualifying race to the 7-Eleven Run happening in Manila next year.” – Mr. Jose Ang Jr., General Merchandise Division Head.
The participation of Filipino runners was made possible through the effort of Philippine Seven Corporation together with the support of sponsors Safeguard, Selecta Ice Cream, Pocari Sweat, Del Monte, Nature’s Spring, Summit Water, Dole Pineapple, Powerade, Solar Sports, CNN Philippines, Skyway, Filinvest and Asics.NOW AVAILABLE. TAKBO.PH COTTON TEES AND HOODIES. CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO ORDER. Training for a race? Check out our list of training plans below.
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