Lee, Pagay shine in Thailand

CEBU’S PRIDE. Prince Joey Lee hoists the Philippine flag after winning the silver medal in the 2019 Laguna Phuket Marathon in Thailand last Sunday, June 9. (Contributed photo)

CEBU’s top long distance runners Prince Joey Lee and Azlan Pagay bagged podium spots in the Laguna Phuket Marathon 2019 in Thailand last Sunday, June 9.

Lee nabbed second place in the men’s 21-kilometer race after clocking in 1 hour and 14 minutes, behind fellow Filipino and eventual champion Richard Solano, who breasted the tape in 1:13:25.

Daisuke Yamauchi settled for third place with a time of 1:16:59.

Pagay made waves in the men’s 42K race, finishing third with a time of 2:41:20. Takashi Mino topped the full marathon in 2:35:02 followed by Filipino Bryan Quiamco in 2:40:15.

The 7-Eleven team also won a gold medal in the women’s 21K category from Christine Hallasgo, who crossed the finish line in 1:25:28. Christabel Martes placed third in 1:29:41.

April Rose Diaz bagged third place in the women’s 42K race with a time of 3:24:57.

The Filipino runners were sponsored by the 7-Eleven Philippines as incentive for winning the 7-Eleven Series held simulatenously in Cebu, Manila and Davao last February 2019. (RSC)


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