Tabal adds another feather in cap

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Sunday, June 22, 2014


IT WAS another day at the office for Cebu’s running pride Mary Joy Tabal, as she stamped her class again yesterday in the women’s 21-kilometer run for a cause organized by Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) the 2nd Run for the Rivers—Tabal’s ninth this year, at SM Cebu Northwing.

Tabal clocked 1 hour 22 minutes and 21 seconds and almostbroke her half marathon personal record time of 1:21:00 from last year’s Cebu City Marathon (CCM).

Tabal displayed full dominance leading 16 minutes or more from the pack.

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“I’m thinking that I’m close to my target body shape already. Because I had a better time finish today, almost my personal record.,” Tabal told Sun.Star Cebu yesterday.

In the men’s 21K, Kenyans dominated with Isaac Simat topping the half-marathon in 1:14:15 with fellow Kenyan Willy Tanui came second in 1:15:10. Cebuano John Philip Dueñas was not far behind and was chasing for the second place but came short and clocked 1:15:47.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on June 23, 2014.

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