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Jail officer tops Cebu Northwest 100 Miles Marathon

By: John Carlo Villaruel December 01,2015 - 12:04 AM

CORRECTIONS officer Laorencio “Lao” Ogerio took home the men’s title in the first edition of the Cebu Northwest 100 Miles Ultra Marathon, which ended on Sunday in Plaza Independencia.

Ogerio, who is a jail officer-2 in Manila, finished the 160-kilometer race with an impressive time of 29 hours, eight minutes and five seconds. He beat fellow law enforcer, SPO2 Edwin Joseph Silagan of Bohol, who timed 29:36:12.

Atty. Michael Dauz of Manila wound up third after finishing with a time of 29:42:48 while Cebuano runner Florentino Somera Jr. ended in fourth place, clocking 30:25:46.

Lao Ogerio (sixth from left) is joined by (from left) race director Edwin Colina, Elaine Pang, Michael Dauz, women's winner Analiza Usaraga, Nick of K1 Sportswear, Roselle Abajo, Edwin Silagan and Rodney Cabahug in the awarding ceremony.

Lao Ogerio (sixth from left) is joined by (from left) race director Edwin Colina, Elaine Pang, Michael Dauz, women’s winner Analiza Usaraga, Nick of K1 Sportswear, Roselle Abajo, Edwin Silagan and Rodney Cabahug in the awarding ceremony.

In the distaff side, public school teacher Analiza Usaraga of Cagayan de Oro overwhelmed her counterparts to bring home the women’s trophy after breasting the finish line at 31:15:39.

Roselle Abajo of Manila and Elaine Pang of Singapore completed the top three finishing with times of 31:18:16 and 32:02:23, respectively.

With the success of the event, race director Edwin Colina said that Hardcore Events is planning to have another race next year.

“We are having a race next year but it will start south (Cebu). Maybe [it will be] 210 kilometers or more,” Colina said.

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