Well done to Arlan Arbois. PinoyAthletics had previously commented on this as a questionable entry. In this case, we got it wrong.
Arlan Silver is the first medal in the Men’s Marathon for the Philippines since the 2013 SEA Games. He was under the care of National Record Holder and Coach Eduardo Buenavista for the last 3 months.
Agus Prayogo the 2019 SEA Games Champion in the Marathon took the Gold, Arlan Arbois of the Philippines the silver and Nguyen Thanh Hoang from Vietnam the bronze.
Unheralded Arbois’s biggest achievement up to now was winning the 2019 Milo Half Marathon. He hails from Tupi, Cotabato. And was a Criminology student at RMC in Davao City which is part of the PRISAA. He was a PRISAA Champion in 5000 and 10,000m and recently the 2023 Cebu City Marathon Champion.
I had thought Arbois’s name sounded familiar as I noted it from one of the PinoyAthletics Allcomers in Pangasinan events where he won the 1500 and 3000m runs.
The other athlete in the event Richard Salano was not able to finish the event. And will contest the 10,000m at this SEA Games next.
Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years.
He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And Currently is Consultant Coach with VMUF 2021-
Current editor and chief of Pinoyathletics.info, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program.
Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles.
Currently working towards a Masters Degree in Education.
He can be contacted on [email protected]
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