FOG shrouded some sections the course, but that did not stop Koi Grey and Mary Jane Canggat from winning the Mankayan Mountain Marathon.

Koi won the men’s race with a time of 5 hours, 4 minutes, and 33 seconds, a full hour ahead of second placer Julius Bay-an.

Richard Decawan finished third.

Canggat clocked 8:03:52 to top the women’s race, edging Daisy Merca, her lone challenger, who finished with 9:12:55.

In the 21-kilometer category, Baguio City’s Arnold Galap topped the men’s division with 2:21:42, Alvin Ballogan finished second with 2:22:43 and Avile Estigoy third with 2:46:57.

Rowena Bay-an was the top women’s finisher in the 21K with 3:14:24, followed by Em Martinez and May Joyce Dulnuan.

Sixty-six runners joined the first ever off-road race in Mankayan.

The course included mountain trails, hanging bridges, even cow gates.

Mankayan Mountain Marathon is the first leg of the Mountain Man Series.