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Christine Hallasgo upsets marathon queen Tabal for SEA Games gold

Dec 06, 2019 - 9:22 AM

Bukidnon bet Christine Hallasgo spoils Mary Joy Tabal's back-to-back golden bid in SEA Games marathon

NEW QUEEN. Christine Hallasgo captures her first SEA Games gold. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Filipino runners flock by thousands to historic Singapore Marathon

Dec 04, 2019 - 3:31 PM

A Cebuano lands on the podium in the 21-kilometer half-marathon as the Singapore Marathon draws more than 3,900 Filipino racers

BY THE THOUSANDS. The Singapore Marathon draws 50,000 runners from all over the world. Photo from Singapore Marathon

'Super-human' Kipchoge busts mythical two-hour marathon barrier

Oct 12, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge becomes the first to run a marathon in under two hours

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge celebrates after smashing the mythical two-hour barrier in marathon. Photo by Herbert Neubauer/AFP

Singapore Marathon launches night race in 2019

Aug 08, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Marathon runners get to pass through Singapore's iconic landmarks with a night skyline

NIGHT RACE. Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon hopes to give runners a new experience. Photo release

[ANALYSIS] China’s 100-year marathon – and what Filipinos should do about it

Apr 26, 2019 - 9:31 AM

Doing nothing is treason, a betrayal of public trust

China bans Boston Marathon trio in latest cheating scandal

Apr 19, 2019 - 1:16 PM

Marathon running is growing fast in China but there have been numerous instances of cheating, including a woman who jumped on a bike in a recent domestic race and several others who took shortcuts

MARATHON. Runners passing the 24 mile marker in this file photo of the 2018 Boston Marathon on April 16, 2018 in Brookline, Massachusetts. Photo by Scott Eisen / Getty Images North America / AFP

Philippine marathon king Rafael Poliquit dead at 30

Apr 11, 2019 - 6:52 PM

The country's 2019 Southeast Asian Games marathon bet succumbs to a rare brain infection

Marathon queen Mary Joy Tabal ready for grueling 2019

Jan 02, 2019 - 1:26 PM

The country’s marathon sensation is all set for her campaigns in the 2019 SEA Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers

SIX-PEAT. Mary Joy Tabal bags a record sixth straight title in the Milo Marathon National Finals last December. Photo release

Tabal nails 6-peat, Poliquit returns as marathon champ

Dec 09, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Mary Joy Tabal and Rafael Poliquit earn the right to represent the Philippines in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games after ruling the Milo Marathon National Finals

2018 KING & QUEEN. Mary Joy Tabal (left) and Rafael Poliquit are set to represent the Philippines in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Run for your (longer) life: the French octogenarian addicted to marathons

Nov 02, 2018 - 5:27 PM

When Ginette Bedard runs her 16th New York City Marathon this Sunday, the 85-year-old will be the oldest woman in the field

RECORD HOLDER. Ginette Bedard once held the world marathon record in her age category. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge sets new marathon world record

Sep 16, 2018 - 5:56 PM

The Olympic champion shaves over a minute off the previous world mark set by Dennis Kimetto

WORLD’S BEST. Eliud Kipchoge proves yet agains that he’s among the all-time best athletes. Photo by John Macdougall/AFP

Asian marathon field too strong for Tabal

Aug 26, 2018 - 11:45 AM

SEA Games champion Mary Joy Tabal finishes 11th overall in the 2018 Asian Games women's marathon event

TOO TOUGH. Mary Joy Tabal also misses her SEA Games mark. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Asian Games marathon winner accused of pushing rival

Aug 25, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Japan's Hiroto Inoue wins by a fraction of a second but Bahrain's Elhassan Elabbassi says he has been deliberately pushed

CONTROVERSIAL. Japan's Hiroto Inoue (left) and Bahrain's Elhassan Elabbassi run toward the finish line during the controversial Asiad men's marathon. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Manila Milo Marathon champions seek SEA Games slots

Jul 29, 2018 - 6:43 PM

The top placers in the Manila leg hope for a repeat win in the national finals where they get a chance to earn spots in the 2019 Manila SEA Games

NATIONALS-BOUND. Christine Hallasgo and Jeson Agravante lead the marathon finishers of the 42nd National Milo Marathon Manila leg. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Solenn Heussaff cracks personal best in Milo Marathon

Jul 29, 2018 - 12:52 PM

The French-Filipino celebrity attains a personal 10K milestone despite the early morning rain

FITSPIRATION. Solenn Heussaff proves that she can compete with some of the best in the country as she finishes in the top 10 of her division. Photo from Instagram (@milophilippines)

Martes, Lamparas rule Urdaneta leg of Milo Marathon

Jul 16, 2018 - 5:11 PM

The two champions earn themselves a spot in the National Finals where they can seek the Milo Marathon King and Queen titles

CHAMPS. Christabel Martes (left) and Kurt Jomas Lamparas takes the spotlight out of the 13,000 participants. Photo from MILO

Milo Marathon champions to represent PH in 2019 SEA Games

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:02 PM

Laoag hosts the 42nd edition where the winners will get more than just cash rewards

Athletics president Philip Juico gives his full confidence to the Milo winners along with Milo consumer marketing manager Meg Panopio, business executive officer-senior vice president Joey Uy, brand ambassador Solenn Heussaff, business unit manager-vice president Willy de Ocampo, general manager Laurent Boisdton, national finals local race organizer Faivo Bartolome, and national race organizer Andrew Neri. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Shots fired near California marathon, shooter in custody

Jun 04, 2018 - 7:25 AM

'The situation involving an active shooter who was engaged with law enforcement was not related to today's race,' San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon 2018 organizers say in a statement

DAVID NISLEIT. San Diego Chief of Police David Nisleit speaks at a press conference regarding the shooting incident in the area on June 3, 2018. Screen shot from Twitter video.

LOOK: Anne Curtis finishes London Marathon

Apr 23, 2018 - 9:28 PM

The actress posts about her journey to the finish line

LONDON MARATHON FINISHER. Anne Curtis kisses her medal as she finishes her second major world marathon. Screenshot from

Kawauchi, Linden win landmark Boston Marathon titles

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:15 AM

A Japanese runner tops his 5th consecutive men's race as an American rules the women’s side for the first time in 33 years

EMOTIONAL. "This is the greatest day of my life," says a tearful Yuki Kawauchi of Japan  after ruling the elite men's race of the 2018 Boston Marathon. Photo by Ryan McBride/AFP

Lessons from running the Jerusalem Marathon

Mar 16, 2018 - 12:53 PM

TV host and motivational speaker Anthony Pangilinan shares his memorable run in the Holy Land

Mary Joy Tabal completes historic Milo 5-peat in her toughest race ever

Dec 04, 2017 - 5:10 PM

She runs with a heavy heart as she coped with her father's death just hours before the race

HEARTBREAKING. Mary Joy Tabal sheds tears of anguish as her father will never be present in the sidelines to watch her run ever again. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Tabal aims for record 5th Milo Marathon queen title

Dec 02, 2017 - 11:13 PM

Olympian Mary Joy Tabal is favored as she will be racing over a familiar route when the Milo Marathon National Finals will be held for the first time in her home city of Cebu

#PugadBaboy: Making It Fun

Nov 11, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Road to fitness: is running actually good for you?

Nov 03, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Yes, say experts, as long as you are careful. 'Running may be the most cost-effective lifestyle medicine from a public health perspective,' the study's authors say

FOR HEALTH. This file photo taken on October 8, 2017 shows spectators greeting runners participating in the Chicago Marathon on October 8, 2017. The New York Marathon will be November 5, 2017. Photo by Joshua Lott/AFP

The week in photos: August 19-25, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:22 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

GOOD FOR 3RD. Kaitlin de Guzman scored 12.3 to clinch the bronze medal in beam event of women's artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th SEA Games on August 22, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Daftar pemenang 'Asics Relay Jakarta'

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Lebih dari 1 600 pelari berpartisipasi di Asics Relay Jakarta Sabtu 19 Agustus lalu

'ASICS RELAY JAKARTA'. Para pemenang kategori full marathon kategori mixed di ajang 'Asics Relay Jakarta'. Foto oleh Fabulo PR untuk Asics Relay Jakarta

Mary Joy Tabal on SEA Games gold: 'Para akong nanalo ng Olympics'

Aug 21, 2017 - 1:28 PM

From jeers and discouragement in 2009 when Mary Joy Tabal collapsed during her first 10k run to cheers and love in 2017 after winning her SEA Games gold

FIRST GOLD. Mary Joy Tabal gets the gold rush started for the Philippines at the 2017 SEA Games. Photo from Kuala Lumpur 2017 Facebook

Marathoner Mary Joy Tabal delivers 1st PH gold at 2017 SEA Games

Aug 19, 2017 - 8:46 AM

Mary Joy Tabal finishes the marathon at 2:48:26 over 7 minutes ahead of the silver medalist

FIRST GOLD. Mary Joy Tabal gets the gold rush started for the Philippines at the 2017 SEA Games. Photo from Kuala Lumpur 2017 Facebook

Tabal recounts how MILO Marathon led her to international success

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:51 PM

Long before the Olympics Mary Joy Tabal had to start somewhere

FROM 5K TO MARATHON QUEEN. Mary Joy Tabal began running the Milo 5K. Now she's the 4-time defending MILO Marathon champion. File photo

Filipino marathoner sets new national 24-hour endurance run record

Jul 05, 2017 - 3:51 PM

Rolando Junjun Espina Jr 43 covers 210 798 kilometers in 24 hours

RECORD HOLDER. Rolando 'Junjun' Espina celebrates his new Philippine record in ultrarunning. Photo from press release

LOOK: Anthony Pangilinan, Kim Atienza join Boston Marathon 2017

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Anthony and Kuya Kim are among the Filipino participants in this year s Boston Marathon

High-fives and presidential portraits at Pyongyang Marathon

Apr 09, 2017 - 2:43 PM

The event is part of the commemorations for the anniversary of Kim Il Sung s birth on April 15 105 years ago

RUN AROUND PYONGYANG. Competitors run through Kim Il-Sung square during the Pyongyang Marathon in central Pyongyang on April 9, 2017. Ed Jones/AFP

3 Pinoy BPO workers to join NYC marathon

Nov 05, 2016 - 4:45 PM

The Filipinos will join thousands of participants from all over the globe at the world s largest marathon on November 6

ON THE GO. Clint Ortiz, Leo Peñas, and Alberto Agulto (from left to right) are set to run in the world's biggest marathon, the TCS New York Marathon, on Sunday, November 6. Photo from Open Access BPO.

Marathon man: HK dad runs from obesity into record books

Nov 04, 2016 - 1:15 PM

A conversation with his wife changed his life and now David Gething has reached so many accomplishments

Susan Bachtiar jajal 'Chicago Marathon' demi membangun rumah singgah

Nov 03, 2016 - 12:19 PM

Meski kerap diserang backpain Susan tetap bersemangat hingga garis finis

Demi menggalang dana membangun rumah singgah, Susan Bachtiar menaklukkan ajang 'Chicago Marathon' bersama tiga rekannya. Foto dari akun instagram Susan Bachtiar.

FOTO: Keseruan Jakarta Marathon 2016 diguyur hujan

Oct 24, 2016 - 9:45 AM

Apakah kamu termasuk salah satu Jakarta Marathon finisher ?

Sebanyak 16.000 pelari dari berbagai negara mengikuti Mandiri Jakarta Marathon 2016. Foto oleh Akbar Nugroho Gumay/Antara

Pemenang Jakarta Marathon kecewa hadiah uang tahun ini lebih kecil

Oct 24, 2016 - 9:27 AM

Juara kategori marathon penuh 42K tahun lalu mendapatkan hadiah Rp250 juta sedangkan tahun ini Rp42 juta

Pelari putra asal Kenya, Kennedy Lilan Kiproo, memasuki garis finish kategori Full Marathon dalam lomba lari Mandiri Jakarta Marathon 2016 di Silang Monas, Jakarta, pada 23 Oktober 2016. Foto oleh Akbar Nugroho Gumay/Antara

Pelari Kenya juara Jakarta Marathon 2016

Oct 21, 2016 - 4:54 PM

Pelari asal Kenya menjadi juara

Lomba lari Jakarta Marathon 2015. Foto dari

Sorongon, Pescos prevail in Cebu leg of Milo Marathon

Sep 26, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Ruffa Sorongon makes it back to back in the 21K women s race while Rafael Pescos tops the 21K men s race for the first time

India probes failure to provide collapsed Olympian with water

Aug 24, 2016 - 5:43 AM

I could have died there says marathoner O P Jaisha

HEART. O.P. Jaisha of India (second from right) was not provided adequate water during the women's marathon event. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Olympic marathoner doesn't return to Ethiopia after protesting repression

Aug 24, 2016 - 5:29 AM

Feyisa Lilesa who protested political repression in his country is reportedly considering seeking asylum after winning silver

PROTEST. Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa (silver) crosses the finish line of the Men's Marathon athletics event during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. Lilesa crossed his arms above his head as he finished the race as a protest against the Ethiopian government's crackdown on political dissent. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

PH marathoner Tabal refused to quit despite Rio heat

Aug 15, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Others were collapsing on the road Sometimes I also wanted to stop already but I forced myself to finish says Olympian Mary Joy Tabal

MARATHON QUEEN. Mary Joy Tabal (R) couldn't pass her best time but made it her mission not to quit. Photo from Tabal's Facebook

PH's Mary Joy Tabal finishes Olympic women's marathon in 124th place

Aug 14, 2016 - 11:37 PM

The Cebu native is unable to meet her target finishing time in her first Olympic women s marathon

124TH PLACE. Mary Joy Tabal finishes the Rio Olympics women's marathon in 124th place. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Kenya's Sumgong wins Rio Olympics women's marathon

Aug 14, 2016 - 11:18 PM

Jemima Sumgong times 2 hours 24 minutes and 4 seconds for Kenya s first ever women s marathon gold over the 42km course

Jemima Jelagat Sumgong of Kenya wins the women's Marathon race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 14 August 2016. EPA/BERND THISSEN

PH marathoner Mary Joy Tabal is racing against herself in Rio

Aug 13, 2016 - 5:04 PM

Mary Joy Tabal is aiming for a two hour 40 minute finish at the Rio Olympics

EYE ON THE PRIZE. Mary Joy Tabal has set a reasonable target for herself ahead of the marathon event. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Rio 2016: Mary Joy Tabal

Jul 22, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Cebu native Mary Joy Tabal collapsed during her first 10K run Now she ll represent the Philippines in the women s marathon event at the Rio Olympics

Mary Joy Tabal lights the flame at the 2015 Batang Pinoy National Finals held in Cebu City. Photo by Christian Maningo

PH Olympian Mary Joy Tabal takes Zika prevention measures

Jul 14, 2016 - 5:52 PM

Tabal who is set to compete in the women s marathon event is going to Rio prepared to deal with Zika

REINSTATED. Marathoner Mary Joy Tabal is reinstated by PATAFA to the Philippine national team. Photo from Tabal's Facebook page

PATAFA reinstates marathoner Mary Joy Tabal

Jun 14, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Tabal is one step closer to making it to the Rio Olympics and competing for the Philippines

REINSTATED. Marathoner Mary Joy Tabal is reinstated by PATAFA to the Philippine national team. Photo from Tabal's Facebook page

PATAFA may face tough decision after Tabal beats Olympic mark

May 30, 2016 - 9:58 PM

Mary Joy Tabal s Olympic qualifying time could put PATAFA in an unprecedented quagmire after Marestella Torres was granted an Olympic spot due to universality

LONG HAUL. Mary Joy Tabal could become the first Filipino to qualify for the Olympic marathon event, but there is still much to be settled among PATAFA officials. Photo from Tabal's Facebook page