CEBUANA marathoner Mary Joy Tabal finished 124th in the women’s marathon event of the 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Tabal completed the 42-kilometer race with an official time of 3 hours and 2 minutes and 27 seconds. She was 38:23 off the pace from the gold medalist Jemima Jelagat Sumgong of Kenya who clocked 2:24:04.
Bahrain’s Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa salvaged silver medal in 2:24:13 and Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba settled for bronze medal after clocking 2:24:30.
Tirfi Tsegaye (2:24:47) of Ethiopia and Volha Mazuronak (2:24:48) of Belarus completed the women’s marathon Top 5.
The 27-year-old Tabal of Barangay Guba, Cebu City is the first Olympian from Cebu after 20 years.
She’s also the first Filipina to make it to Summer Games women’s marathon.