Urdaneta City hosts 41st Milo Marathon

July 23, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment


By Virgilio Sar. Maganes

URDANETA CITY- This city hosted for the first time a leg of the prestigious running spectacle in the country last July 15 for the 41st Milo Marathon.

More than 12,000 runners participated in 21K, 10K, 5K and 3K running events.

City Mayor Amadeo Gregorio “Bobom” Perez IV  thanked the organizers for selecting the city as the host of this year’s marathon.

He also welcomed all participants and urged them to observe sportsmanship and enjoy the various events they participated in.

 Mayor Perez fired the starting gun for the said events after which the race routes were flooded with running enthusiasts coming from northern Luzon and other regions in the country.

 After the marathon, Southeast Asian Games gold medalists Julius Sermona and Christabel Martes ruled the 21K event for men’s and women’s division, respectively.

 Raymond Torio and Jelsie Sabado topped the 10K event while Team Urdaneta’s medalists  in the Region I Athletic Association Meet emerged as winners for the 5K event.

James Bryle Ballester and Jennielyn Bacalando topped the 3K event.

 In the cheer dance competition, which was a side event of the marathon, Urdaneta City Natonal High School won in the secondary division while Urdaneta I Central School copped the fist place in the elementary division.

 Pangasinan State University’s Urdaneta Campus emerged as winner in the tertiary division.

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