Saturday, October 31, 2009

Runners Worldwide Joined Subic International Marathon

Runners from all over the Philippines and other countries took part in ‘the most prestigious marathon in the Philippines’ – the Second Subic International Marathon 2009 held last October 24 – 25, 2009 at the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx).

Presented by Smart and managed by E-ventologist Co., the race aims to outnumber and outperform all marathons in the country with a targeted number of 10,000 runners who will vie for over Php1.6M in prizes.

But the event exceeded its target 10,000 runners participating in the 3k, 5k, 10k, 21k and full marathon 42-kilometer run. More than 100 foreign runners from Singapore, China, Korea, Malaysia, Australia, USA, Taiwan, Thailand, and Kenya.

700 participants joined the 42k run which started at the Floridablanca Exit of SCTEx in the late afternoon. More than a thousand runners joined in the 21k category billed as “Achievement Run for our Uniformed Men” . Another thousand for the 10km events, which also served as the Nike + Virtual Human Race, and over 2,000 runners took part in the 5k and 3k fun run.

In the end, Kenyan runner dominated the men’s and women’s category. Finishing first for the me’s category was Kenyan runner Vincent Kipchirchir Chepsiror clocked in at 2:27:54 and received $5,000.00. He was followed by 7 other Kenyans, finishing the race with places. At ninth place and the top Filipino finisher is Hernanie Sore, 25 years old and a former member of the Philippine steeplechase team. He timed in at 2:40:20. He was followed by another Filipino, Alquin Bolivar with 2:40:42.

Kenya’s Doreen Kitaka won the $5,000 top prize in the women’s event by clocking 3:01:12. Filipina Aileen Tolentino took home third place with 3:29:01.

The 2nd Subic International Marathon 2009 is co-presented by Philippine National Police, SCTEx, Presidential Anti-Graft Commission, Manila North Tollway Corporation, The Lighthouse Marina Resort, Bases Conversion Development Authority, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, Nike, Christ Sports, Timex , Sam Miguel Beer, Burlington BioFresh, RUNNR, Subic Holiday Villas, Sports Armour, Toby’s Sports, Rotary International, Tsoko Nut Batirol, Pocari Sweat, Subic Bay, Second Wind, Dusit Thani Hotel, SportAde, Isuzu, Outback Steakhouse, Novellino Wines, NutriBar, Growers, TRX, Burger King, and Columbia Sportswear Company.

The media partners for this event are ABS-CBN, IBC13, Business World, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, The Philippine Star, MTV Philippines, NBN-4, Jam 88.3, Wave 89.1, Magic 89.9, 99.5RT, 103.5 MaxFM, Action and Fitness Magazine, and UNTV 37.

For more information about the event, contact E-ventologist the JAPA Bldg. at 2256 Chino Roces Ave. Makati City, or call 5839893, 0928-6009930, 0928-7602834 or 0918-9104565. Visit the event website at


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