Erediano is a ‘proud second placer’ in Cebu Marathon

By Mars G. Alison |January 14,2019 - 10:42 AM

Moira Frances Erediano (center) with Karen Manayon (right) and Joan Alinsunod (left) on the podium during the awarding ceremonies of the Cebu Marathon 2019. Photo from Erediano’s Facebook account.

Cebu City, Philippines – Second place isn’t that bad for promising Cebuano triathlete Moira Frances Erediano.

In fact, the 14-year-old multi-titled triathlete feels ‘proud’ of her accomplishment in her first running event of the year.

“Standing between two of the strongest runners in Cebu City,” Erediano said a Facebook post shortly after finishing second in the 5-kilometer race of the 12th Cebu Marathon last Sunday, January 13.

Karen Manayon was the champion in her class while third placer was Joan Alinsunod.

“I am a proud second placer of the 2019 Cebu City Marathon 5k category. What a great event to start the year,” added the Go for Gold bet.

Erediano said her time of 23 minutes and 23.4 seconds was a big improvement  and a good sign in her bid to become a better triathlete.

Running is one of the three disciplines in triathlon, the others being swimming and biking.

Her stint in the Cebu Marathon was part of her training for a lofty goal this year. 

“My goals are to compete and win all NAGTs (National Age Group Triathlon) this 2019 since I am in the Philippine developmental pool already, to defend my Alaska [Ironkids] title, and to win gold medals again in Batang Pinoy,” said Erediano, who is also under the Talisay Luigi Triathlon Group.

What makes Erediano a special triathlete is that she knows what she needs to work on to be better.

“I need to improve on everything because I will start racing in sprint distance this year, too, on races I am allowed to. My swimming is my weakest, and I am so happy our school, Ateneo de Cebu, has the facility and coaches to help me also,” said the Grade 8 student from Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu.

Up next for the Magis Eagle is the NAGT Subic leg on January 27. bjo

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