39th Milo Marathon National Finals - Result

MILO welcomed over 14,000 runners in the finale of the 39th National MILO Marathon held in Clark Pampanga;  
Defending MILO Marathon King Rafael Poliquit and MILO Marathon Queen Mary Joy Tabal successfully held on to their crowns in the National Finals of the 39th National MILO Marathon held in Angeles, Pampanga on Sunday, as they beat fierce opposition in the 42K centrepiece event. Almost 14,100 happy runners enjoyed the scenic route, and despite the challenge brought about by the rain, the race was very safe and successful.

MILO welcomed over 14,000 runners in the finale of the 39th National MILO Marathon held in Clark Pampanga



Tabal joins the league of National MILO Marathon female legends who have won three consecutive championships namely: Arsenia Sagaray (1992, 1993, 1994), and Christabel Martes (1999, 2000, 2001).   While Poliquit clinched his second consecutive MILO Marathon King title. The champions received PHP 150,000 in cash and a trophy each. Tabal received an additional PHP 250,000 for placing second in the 42K female open category. Both will also be sent by MILO to the USA on all-expense paid trips to represent the Philippines in the prestigious 2016 Boston Marathon, the world's oldest annual marathon.

They did it again. Mary Joy Tabal and Rafael Poliquit stole the show as the winners of the full marathon centerpiece event of the 39th National MILO Marathon National Finals in Pampanga.


It was a tight race at the top, with back-to-back champion Poliquit finishing first with a time of 02:36:12, relegating rival Juneil Languido to second place with a time of 02:36:21. Maclin Sadia (02:37:43) followed in third. Poliquit, who was last year’s surprise winner, shared that being able to defend his title is definitely special. 

“It’s such a blessing to win my second title in a row.  I can’t explain the feeling. I’m proud because all of the hardships and the challenges I faced during my preparations are worth it.” ~Rafael Poliquit~

Air Force member Rafael Poliquit strikes a back to back feat as the MILO Marathon King two times in a row


In the distaff side, three-time MILO Marathon Queen Tabal ruled with a time of 02:48:24, with Mary Grace Delos Santos (03:02:21) and Christabel Martes (03:02:29) placing second and third, respectively. Tabal shared that she was under so much pressure coming into the race, because everyone was expecting her to win again. 

“I couldn’t help but cry when I crossed the finish line.  I’m so happy and relieved. I wouldn’t have achieved this without the help, prayers and support of my family, friends, and my coach Philip Duenas.” `Mary Joy Tabal~

Tabal joins the league of National MILO Marathon female legends who have won three consecutive championships.


Kenyan runners dominated the 42K open category, with James Tallam (02:20:10) leading the male category, followed by Josphat Kiptanui (02:20:49) and Julius Keprotich Seurei (02:21:54). In the female category, Elizabeth Rumokol (02:43:45) led the ranks, with Mary Joy Tabal (02:48:24) and Margaret Wangui Njuguna (02:49:32) completing the top three. Runners of all ages joined in the 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K divisions, and well-known personalities, including Yayo Aguila, Ara Mina and JC Parker, also joined in the grand finale.


MILO Sports Executive Andrew Neri expressed his heartfelt gratitude for another amazing marathon season.

“We at MILO would like to thank all of our partners who supported us at the 39th National MILO Marathon. Today’s successful race is testament to our runners’ passion and dedication to move forward in their champion journey.  Next year is the 40th year of the MILO Marathon, and we would like to invite everyone to join us in celebrating this very important milestone. Congratulations to all and see you next year!” ~MILO Sports Executive Andrew Neri~

The fresh air and spacious race routes in Clark were enjoyed by the participants of 39th National MILO Marathon National Finals in Pampanga.




The young crowd bursted in cheer during the Cheerleeding Competition side event of the 39th National MILO Marathon National Finals in Pampanga.



The UP Pep Squad put up a jaw dropping dance routine during side events of the 39th National MILO Marathon National Finals in Pampanga


39th Milo Marathon National Finals To Be Held in Angeles, Pampanga - Fresh Challenge Await Runners

The city of Angeles is excited to welcome all finalists and participants to the National Finals of the 39th National MILO Marathon on December 6, Sunday. The country’s biggest and most prestigious footrace will see children, students, aspiring runners and professional athletes of all ages on its running routes in Clark Field, Angeles, Pampanga.

With this new venue, runners will be able to get a chance to enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila, with less traffic and pollution.

“The National Finals in Angeles is a fresh and exciting challenge our participants can look forward to.  The MILO Marathon is all about bringing new and electrifying experiences to our runners. We believe that our runners will appreciate this change, and we cannot wait to see them in Clark on Sunday!” ~MILO Sports Executive Andrew Neri~

Last year’s winners Rafael Poliquit and Mary Joy Tabal will be looking to defend their coveted National MILO Marathon King and Queen crowns as they go head-to-head with the country’s best. Poliquit is determined to break the record time of five-time MILO Marathon King Eduardo Buenavista, his senior officer in the Air Force of the Philippines and also his running idol. Meanwhile, Tabal is gunning to post a new record time, and is aiming to defend the MILO Marathon Queen title for three consecutive years.

The fastest Filipino and Filipina in the 42K centerpiece event will be crowned the MILO Marathon King and Queen, and will receive a cash prize of a PHP 150,000 each. If the King and Queen also win the open category, they will also be awarded the corresponding cash prize of PHP 300,000. An invisible time barrier is also set for the race, and if the King and Queen are able to break this, an additional PHP 50,000 will be awarded. A whopping total of PHP 500,000 awaits the champions.

In addition to the prize money and trophies, this year’s King and Queen will be sent by MILO to the USA on all-expense paid trips, for a chance to run in the prestigious 2016 Boston Marathon, the world's oldest annual marathon. One of the six World Marathon Majors, the Boston Marathon ranks as one of the world's best-known road racing events. It is considered as the Mecca of all races, where the best of the best runners compete.

To further inspire the 42K homegrown runners to push their limits and help champions move forward, local runners who finish amongst the top winners of the open category will also win the prize for the local category corresponding to their respective ranks. Bonus prizes will also be given to the first runner who breaks the 2:15:00 invisible time barrier (Php 100,000), the first male runner who breaks the 2:18:53 men’s course record of 5-time MILO Marathon King Eduardo Buenavista (Php 50,000), and the first female runner who breaks the 2:48:00 women’s course record of back-to-back MILO Marathon Queen Mary Joy Tabal (Php 50,000).

Milo Sports Executive Andrew Neri also added, 

“We want to provide our Filipino runners the motivation and additional level of competition, and support them in their journey as champions.  We at MILO believe that everyone has different reasons for running, but all runners keep moving forward as they tread the way to becoming a champion."

Young racers will also join in the fun in the 3K and 5K divisions. Well-known personalities have also booked their slots in the grand finale, including Kim Atienza, Yayo Aguila, Ara Mina and JC Parker. The nation’s best sprinters will be up against each other to win the biggest title. By virtue of winning the MILO Marathon King and Queen titles last year, Philippine Air Force member Rafael Poliquit and SEA Games silver medalist Mary Joy Tabal are automatically qualified to join the National Finals. NMM regional winners and qualifiers will also be on their toes, especially elite runners Eduardo Buenavista, Cellie Rose Jaro, Ireneo Raquin, Mary Grace Delos Santos, Julius Sermona, Lany Cardona and Crestabel Martes to compete the full marathon race. Last year’s top foreign runners James Tallam, Josphat Kiptanui and Joel Kiplimo Kemboi are also expected to go full throttle in the open category on Sunday.

The gun start for participants of the 42K run is at 3:00AM, the 21K run at 4:30AM, 10K run at 5:00AM, 3K run at 5:30AM and 5K run at 5:35AM. The starting line and finish line will be in SM Clark.

39th National MILO Marathon Angeles Race Route Map


39th Milo Marathon National Finals To Be Held in Angeles, Pampanga - Fresh Challenge Await Runners -

The city of Angeles is excited to welcome all finalists and participants to the National Finals of the 39th National MILO Marathon on December 6, Sunday. The country’s biggest and most prestigious footrace will see children, students, aspiring runners and professional athletes of all ages on its running routes in Clark Field, Angeles, Pampanga.

With this new venue, runners will be able to get a chance to enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila, with less traffic and pollution.

“The National Finals in Angeles is a fresh and exciting challenge our participants can look forward to.  The MILO Marathon is all about bringing new and electrifying experiences to our runners. We believe that our runners will appreciate this change, and we cannot wait to see them in Clark on Sunday!” ~MILO Sports Executive Andrew Neri~

Last year’s winners Rafael Poliquit and Mary Joy Tabal will be looking to defend their coveted National MILO Marathon King and Queen crowns as they go head-to-head with the country’s best. Poliquit is determined to break the record time of five-time MILO Marathon King Eduardo Buenavista, his senior officer in the Air Force of the Philippines and also his running idol. Meanwhile, Tabal is gunning to post a new record time, and is aiming to defend the MILO Marathon Queen title for three consecutive years.

The fastest Filipino and Filipina in the 42K centerpiece event will be crowned the MILO Marathon King and Queen, and will receive a cash prize of a PHP 150,000 each. If the King and Queen also win the open category, they will also be awarded the corresponding cash prize of PHP 300,000. An invisible time barrier is also set for the race, and if the King and Queen are able to break this, an additional PHP 50,000 will be awarded. A whopping total of PHP 500,000 awaits the champions.

In addition to the prize money and trophies, this year’s King and Queen will be sent by MILO to the USA on all-expense paid trips, for a chance to run in the prestigious 2016 Boston Marathon, the world's oldest annual marathon. One of the six World Marathon Majors, the Boston Marathon ranks as one of the world's best-known road racing events. It is considered as the Mecca of all races, where the best of the best runners compete.

To further inspire the 42K homegrown runners to push their limits and help champions move forward, local runners who finish amongst the top winners of the open category will also win the prize for the local category corresponding to their respective ranks. Bonus prizes will also be given to the first runner who breaks the 2:15:00 invisible time barrier (Php 100,000), the first male runner who breaks the 2:18:53 men’s course record of 5-time MILO Marathon King Eduardo Buenavista (Php 50,000), and the first female runner who breaks the 2:48:00 women’s course record of back-to-back MILO Marathon Queen Mary Joy Tabal (Php 50,000).

Milo Sports Executive Andrew Neri also added, 

“We want to provide our Filipino runners the motivation and additional level of competition, and support them in their journey as champions.  We at MILO believe that everyone has different reasons for running, but all runners keep moving forward as they tread the way to becoming a champion."

Young racers will also join in the fun in the 3K and 5K divisions. Well-known personalities have also booked their slots in the grand finale, including Kim Atienza, Yayo Aguila, Ara Mina and JC Parker. The nation’s best sprinters will be up against each other to win the biggest title. By virtue of winning the MILO Marathon King and Queen titles last year, Philippine Air Force member Rafael Poliquit and SEA Games silver medalist Mary Joy Tabal are automatically qualified to join the National Finals. NMM regional winners and qualifiers will also be on their toes, especially elite runners Eduardo Buenavista, Cellie Rose Jaro, Ireneo Raquin, Mary Grace Delos Santos, Julius Sermona, Lany Cardona and Crestabel Martes to compete the full marathon race. Last year’s top foreign runners James Tallam, Josphat Kiptanui and Joel Kiplimo Kemboi are also expected to go full throttle in the open category on Sunday.

The gun start for participants of the 42K run is at 3:00AM, the 21K run at 4:30AM, 10K run at 5:00AM, 3K run at 5:30AM and 5K run at 5:35AM. The starting line and finish line will be in SM Clark.

39th National MILO Marathon Angeles Race Route Map


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