Here’s the schedule of races for the country’s most prestigious running event – the Milo Marathon now on its 38th Year!
RACE SCHEDULE in 2014
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“OMG! I had two servings of the one in the plate and a variety of the one in the cocktail glasses. If my hang-over-affected-memory serves me right I had Tequila Sunrise till the sun rises and the Blue Hawaii made me wake up feeling that I was really surfing in Hawaii when actually it was my head that was spinning. LOL!”
“My initial target for this race is to hit below the 3-hour mark. I was actually quite surprised to have finished much faster and to have broken a record in the process,” said the 24-year old Cebuana titlist. The Paris Marathon will definitely be a new challenge for me, and I hope to be one of the many athletes who have brought great pride to our nation.” ~Mary Joy Tabal~Cementing his reputation as one of the country’s finest male athletes, Buenavista outperformed strong local competitors Rene Desuyo (2:32:34) and Irineo Raquin (2:32:57), but failed to defeat this year’s set of Kenyan runners, namely Josphat Chobei (2:18:23), last year’s MILO Marathon King James Tallam (2:18:41), and Alex Melly (2:22:30). He expressed that the race was most challenging when his muscles began to betray him as he reached the finish line.
“I set the pace during the first few kilometers of the route. However, the Kenyans started to gain ground before we reached the halfway point. Motivated solely by the chance to represent our country at an international competition, I rallied for the local category win and was able to claim my fifth national title.” This is both my greatest accomplishment and my most ambitious goal so far. I aim to post an even better time come the Paris Marathon.” ~Eduardo Buenavista~
“We have reached the end of our 37th season, but the records broken today bear new beginnings for the local athletic community. The track has raised extraordinary characters who will bring gold and glory to our home soil not only in 2014 but in the years to come. As we usher in MILO’s 50th year in the Philippines, we are looking forward to inspiring more athletes, most especially the youth, to run towards their dreams and aspirations.” ~Andrew Neri, MILO Sports Executive~