SUNSTAR Cebu sports journalist Richiel Chavez bagged the 42nd Milo Marathon Sports Writing Contest title, which was announced Tuesday, December 18.
SunStar SuperBalita photographer Alan Tangcawan finished second in the photo contest.
Chavez’s winning article is entitled ‘Not your everyday Milo champion,’ and it was published in SunStar Cebu on October 14.
He shared in his article the story of the 21K men's division champion Keenan Lou James Caburnay, who despite the limits he had to endure during his training days in Malaybalay, Bukidnon, still came out on top of the Milo Marathon Cebu leg last October.
He ran on the mountains, on muddy trails and he didn’t have the luxury of other runners like a nutritionist or a Garmin watch, which runners use to track their runs.
"Back home, if you had a pair of shoes, you are good to go,” Caburnay said.
Read about it here: Not your everyday Milo champion
This was Chavez’s fourth sportswriting competition title in the National Milo Marathon. He also won four other accolades coming out on top in the Milo Little Olympics Sportswriting competition.
Glendale Rosal and Marsante Alison of Cebu Daily News finished second and third places, respectively.
Winning the photo contest was Dudley Calunsod of the Freeman, while Joy Torrejos also of the Freeman came in third. MCB