CCSC to send 2 marathoners to Japan

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Thursday, July 17, 2014


THE Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) are looking for two student marathoners to join the Philippine delegation in the Jenesys 2.0 Marathon Youth Exchange Programme on Sept.15 to 23 in Japan.

The Japan International Cooperation Center (JICC) invited the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) to send 24 delegates in the said event. Two of those 24 slots are given to CCSC.

Edward Hayco, chairman of CCSC said they are in the process of searching for athletes who will be sent to Japan.

“For the marathoner to qualify, he or she needs to be between 16 to 30 years old and undergraduate or a post graduate student and must have finished either a half-marathaon or a marathon,” said Hayco.

In line with the constant effort of CCSC to elevate the grassroots program, they added one more qualification for the interested parties.

“The CCSC has decided to add another requirement which is she/he must participate and help us on our grassroots program,” said Hayco.

Bernard Ricablanca, the commissioner in charge for looking for qualified athletes they will search for more than two student marathoners.

“We are instructed to have four to six athletes. Although we can only send two to Japan, in cases when other cities cannot send participants, we can recommend our reserves to the Philippine delegation we can present our reserves,” Ricablanca said.

Ricablanca said they are contacting athletic directors, private schools and public schools to vie for the two possible slots.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 18, 2014.

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