Last Updated on January 24, 2023 by Andrew Pirie
Cebu City Marathon 2023
Finally after three years of Pandemic the Cebu City Marathon has returned. It seems to have quickly usurped the Milo Marathon’s place this year as the Premier road running event.
More than 8,000 runners participated at the Cebu Marathon this morning, January 8. The event features a full marathon (42 km), 21km, 10km, and 5km distances. The starting/finish line is located SM Seaside City. Runners (except 5km runners) passes throug Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway.
2019 SEA Games Marathon Queen Christine Hallasgo took a comfortable win in the 2023 Cebu Marathon clocking 1h22.23. With uphil sections and in rather wet difficult conditions. Hallasgo was outside the 1h20.34 Best mark she clocked at Valencia City last year. She was comfortably ahead of Raven Alcoseba and 40 year old Nhea Ann Barcena who both clocked 1h28.
Richard Salano (not Solano) won the Men’s 21K in 1:09 the national athlete is coached by Eduardo Buenavista. Salano has clocked 1h09.41 in 2012. So started off this year fairly consistent in his campaign for SEA Games Men’s Marathon. He finished ahead of a duo of Spectrum Runners Prince Joey Lee and Marc Mahinay who made waves recently in the Weekly Relay Finals. Mahinay did have some comfort knowing he had improved his PB by 3 minutes from 1h15.12 to 1h12.08.
The Marathon mens was won by Kenyan Erick Chipsiror in 2h32.11, from Arlan Arbois 2h33.56. Former 2x Milo Marathon Champion and former national athlete Jesson Agravante wound up 5th.
And WHAT ABOUT!!! unheralded Jason Padayao of Spectrum Runners while everyone else struggled and suffered much slower times than usual in the wet and not totally flat course conditions of the CCLEX Bridge. Padayao won the 5000m by nearly a whole minute in a PB of 15:49, not bad for an athlete who is not really famous. Padayao hails from Dumaguete.
An example being Emmalyn Taypin of Spectrum Runners the UAAP Champion in 10,000m who won the Womens in 20:39 (PB of 19:31.23).
Cebu City Marathon 2023 5 km Women (by Spectrum Runners)
Bonus Question from comments can we naturalize the Kenyan Runner?
I dont think so the Kenyan runner wont get top 3 in SEA Games against Thai’s, Vietnam, Indonesia etc…
Correction Keash Vasquez was 3:35.48 not 3:45.48 as reported
RANKED RESULTS GOOD ENOUGH FOR 2023 PHILIPPINES RANKINGS
|1||20:39R||Spectrum Runners||Emmalyn Taypin|
|Ranking 44 mins|
|2||41:46R||Spectrum Runners||Asia Parase|
|3||42:16R||Karen Andrea Manayon|
|2||1:28.37||Raven Faith Alcoseba|
|3||1:28.41||Nhea Ann Barcena|
|1||3:17.37||April Rose Diaz|
|4||3:32.11||Kay Razel Cundagan|
|8||3:53.33||Neizl June Abad|
|2||34:31R||Andrew Kim Remolino|
|2||1:11.58||Spectrum Runners||Prince Joey Lee|
|3||1:12.08||Spectrum Runners||Mark Mahinay|
Full Results can be found here
Previous Cebu City Marathon Results 2014-2020
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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-
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