Cebu Marathon 2023

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.


Hallasgo Wins

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)

Emmalyn Taypin

EMMALYN TAYPIN of Spectrum Runners beeezed home virtually unchallenged in the womens 5 km. Maimai, as she is fondly called, an athletic varsity from Adamson University, blasted the running field with her long fast-paced strides, and finished almost a minute from the 2nd placer. Such a sterling performance was analogous to that done by JASON PADAYAO in the men’s 5km.
EMMALYN , is a sliver medalist in the PATAFA Finals last year, and Gold medalist also in the UAAP womens 10 km (1 gold, 2 silvers in UAAP). 
She is the pride of Valencia, Bukidnon. Congratulations Emmalyn Taypin on your marvelous performance.





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 



Ranking 20:17
1 20:39R Spectrum Runners Emmalyn Taypin
Ranking 44 mins
1 41:37R Artjoy Torregosa
2 41:46R Spectrum Runners Asia Parase
3 42:16R Karen Andrea Manayon
Half Marathon
Ranking 1h40
1 1:22.23 Christine Hallasgo
2 1:28.37 Raven Faith Alcoseba
3 1:28.41 Nhea Ann Barcena
4 1:33.33 Cherry Andrin
6 1:38.04 Jeanly Mata
Ranking 4h00
1 3:17.37 April Rose Diaz
2 3:19.09 Stephanie Cadosale
3 3:22.48 Lizanne Abella
4 3:32.11 Kay Razel Cundagan
5 3:35.47 Keash Vasquez
6 3:40.19 Joy Tandoc
7 3:49.45 Jennlyn Nobeleza
8 3:53.33 Neizl June Abad
9 3:55.56 Gella Mayang
10 3:58.14 Rona Lacanlale
Ranking 16:15
1 15:49R Jason Padayao
Ranking 35:00
1 34:10R Rogen Aguirre
2 34:31R Andrew Kim Remolino
Half Marathon
Ranking 1:17
1 1:09.15 Richard Salano
2 1:11.58 Spectrum Runners Prince Joey Lee
3 1:12.08 Spectrum Runners Mark Mahinay
4 1:13.15 Franklyn Lee
5 1:14.52 Jerald Zabala
6 1:15.30 Marlon Pabillaran
Ranking 3:00
1 2:33.56 Arlan Arbois
2 2:38.57 Bryan Quiamco
3 2:39.44 Florendo Lapiz
4 2:51.39 Jesson Agravante


Full Results can be found here


Previous Cebu City Marathon Results 2014-2020






By Andrew Pirie

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, 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] You can find more information on Coaching here

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