Kenyans dominate MAD Run-A A +A
Sunday, March 10, 2013
KENYANS dominated the Make a Difference Run with Philip Rodoh and Irine Kipchumba leading the pack of runners in the third edition yesterday.
Rodoh, a newcomer in the local scene, ruled the men’s 16K in 58:15, besting compatriot Douglas Mwiti (59:41). Adonis Singson, who is slowly getting back on track, came in at 1:00:42 for third place.
In the women’s side, Kipchumba survived the challenge from Joeyry Lee to win first place in 1:21:42. Lee arrived a minute later for second place, while Mary Jane Bebosa got third place in 1:26:42.
Afghan runner James Mibei extended the reign of the foreign runners in the 10K but Lovely Fe Andrin saved a spot for the locals.
Mibei clocked in at 35:12 to win the men’s 10K, 22 seconds ahead of second placer Franie Canumay. John Darrel Manos got third place in 35:48.
Andrin edged out Karla Cosep to win the women’s 10K title in 46:22, just three seconds ahead of Cosep. Lynle Cardenas got third place in 48:49.
Meljun Luterte and Aiza Suaybaguio ruled the 5K open.
Luterte topped the men’s 5K in 17:38, just a second ahead of Kierl Jie Emnace, while Michael Roca settled for third place in 18:35.
Suaybaguio outpaced the Andrin sisters to win the women’s 5K open. She crossed the finish line in 22:25 while Jhean Andrin (23:43) and Cherry Andrin (23:44) took the second and third places, respectively.
A total of 1,500 runners flocked to the race, which organizer Mary Ann De Los Santos said had the lowest registration fee of P150 in all categories.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on March 11, 2013.