Pinoy Mario Maglinao is the overall champion of the Phuket Int’l Marathon besting almost 6,000 runners from 42 countries! Elmer Sabal took the second place overall for the 21k and Cristabel Martes won the half marathon as the women’s champion.
Mario Maglinao about to cross the finish line!
Cristabel Martes in the final minutes of the race
Eugene Postrado placed 3rd in his age bracket while Mark Oximar and Gregg Osorio placed first and third in the age 16-29 bracket for the half marathon, respectively. 23 Year old Janice Tawagin placed third in her respective age bracket for the Half Marathon.
A big congratulations to all our Pinoy delegates! You make us proud!
The runners with the 7-Eleven team who brought them to Thailand
When in Manila, the latest of 7-Eleven’s run series was held last March 15, 2015. Thousands of runners participated in the race entitled Run 1500 that also celebrated the opening of 7-Eleven’s 1,500th store in the country.
The top winners will be competing in the Laguna Phuket International Marathon.
The Pinoy delegates who will run in the international marathon tomorrow are Eugene Postrado, Mario Maglinao, Gregg Osorio, Elmer Sabal, Mark Anthony, Janice Tawagin, Cristabel Martes, Jeneth Silvestre, and Decerel Mendoza. Five of them will run in the 21KM category and four will run the full 42KM marathon.
Some of the 7-Eleven Run 1500 winners at the airport before their flight to Phuket, Thailand.
Pinoy runners with their race bibs in Phuket.
The ladies of the group ready for the run!
We wish our Pinoy delegates the best of luck in competing against around five thousand other participants from all around the world! 7-Eleven’s delegates have been known to place in these international marathons. In last year’s race held in Korea, Pinay Mary Joy Tabal won first place in the women’s division. She is presently representing the Philippines in the SEA Games. Mario Maglinao and Elmer Sabal also placed in last year’s international run, placing first and third in the men’s division, respectively. The two are part of the 7-Eleven team to compete again tomorrow.
We wish all our Pinoy delegates luck in the marathon. Do you think they will win?