Bryan Quiamco and Maricar Camacho pulled off victories in contrasting fashions to share top honors in the premier category of the 7-Eleven Run held simultaneously in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao recently.
Quiamco, vying in the Davao leg, clocked 2:39:43 to nip Anthony Nerza, who timed 2:40:16 in Manila stage, and Richeel Languido, turned in a 2:43:08 clocking, for the men’s 42K crown while Camacho dominated the women’s 42K side with a 3:20:05 clocking in the Manila run.
April Rose Diaz of Davao timed 3:31:43 in Davao for second while Cinderella Lorenzo of Manila clocked 3:41:08 for third in the event held at Filinvest City in Alabang, at Cebu Business Park in the Visayas and at SM Davao.
Races in Manila and Cebu featured 10 various categories, including 500m, 3K, 5K, 5K buddy, 10K, 10K buddy, 16K, 21K, 32K and 42K. The Davao races had nine, excluding the 500m event.
The top three Filipino winners in the 42K, 32K and 21K categories also clinched berths in the Phuket International Marathon set June 7-10 in Thailand.
Other category winners were (32K, male) Azlan Pagay from Cebu leg (1:56:53), Rafael Poliquit from Cebu leg, (1:57:56) and Jeorge Andrade from Manila leg (1:59:11); (32K female); Ruffa Sorongon from Cebu (2:22:01), Luisa Raterta from Manila (2:25:31), and Jocelyn Elijeran from Manila (2:32:08); (21K, male) Prince Joey Lee from Cebu (1:12:22), Richard Salano from Manila (1:13:11) and Jerald Zabala from Davao, 3rd (1:14:32); (21K, female) Mary Joy Tabal from Cebu (1:24:39), Christin Hallasgo from Davao (1:27:47) and Christabel Martes from Manila (1:28:48).
“We made it more interesting this year by adding more categories to better fit the demand of every type of enthusiast – from the recreational runners to the pros. We believe that by doing a sporting event like the 7-Eleven Run, we can contribute to the growth and development of Filipino sportsmen who are well on their way to bring pride to our country,” said Jose Paterno, president/CEO of Philippine Seven Corp.