Fans urged to stay away from Olympic marathon over virus fears

Agence France Presse 07/08/2021

The public will be urged not to line the route of the Olympic marathon over fears that crowds of fans could spread the coronavirus, Tokyo 2020 organizers said Tuesday. With less than three weeks before the pandemic-postponed…

Quincentennial Amazing Race 2021: 6 events for sports enthusiasts this summer

Glendale G. Rosal 03/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebuano sports enthusiasts have something to look forward to this summer as the Rotary Club of Cebu-Fort San Pedro, and the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño lay ministers will hold a series of competitive…

FACES OF CEBU: Joel Baring, 54, race director

Glendale G. Rosal 02/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu was once hailed as the running capital of the Philippines, thanks to race directors like Joel Baring. If you’re a regular runner in Cebu, you probably know Baring, or popularly known as “Joebars” in…

Will virtual competition become the new normal in the world of sports?

Glendale Rosal 02/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— One of the worst-hit sectors of the COVID-19 pandemic in Cebu is the sports industry. Despite this, Cebuano sports organizers and enthusiasts still found a convenient way to stage sporting events in the middle…

First Filipino to join the Official 8 Continents Marathon Club

PR 10/13/2020

Dr. Potenciano “Yong” Larrazabal III, CebuDoc Group’s President and Chairman made another history by becoming the first-ever Filipino to join the Official 8 Marathon Club. A renowned eye surgeon, Dr. Larrazabal is now a part of the…

Olympian Tabal thrilled at seeing her face on Milo packs at grocery stores

Mars G. Alison 12/28/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “(A) dream come true!”  This is the reaction of Cebu marathon Olympian Mary Joy Tabal after finally seeing her photo on the packs of Milo sold on the grocery stores. “Dream come true!…

Who dethroned Cebu’s Mary Joy Tabal?

Mars G. Alison 12/06/2019

New Clark City—Another petite runner won the gold for the Philippines in women’s marathon in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.  But it isn’t Cebu’s Mary Joy Tabal. Christine Hallasgo, a 27-year-old runner from Malaybalay, Bukidnon, pulled off…

Female runner Ezel Conde overcomes Milo Marathon fears, finishes 6th in 10K race

Mars G. Alison 10/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Renewed confidence and determination to succeed propelled Ezel Conde to cross the finish line of the 10-kilometer category of the 2019 Cebu qualifying of the 2019 National Milo Marathon held last September 29.…

Milo Marathon 2019 Cebu leg registration on

Mars G. Alison 07/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Registration for the Cebu qualifying of the 2019 National Milo Marathon slated for September 29, 2019, a Sunday, is now open. However, the winners or those who will qualify for the national finals…

Tabal opens next phase of training with 2nd place finish in Thailand

Mars G. Alison 07/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu marathon Olympian Mary Joy Tabal just logged in a second place finish via the Chiang Rai 21.1 in Thailand Sunday, July 7, 2019 following a month-long recovery. Tabal finished in between Japanese runners who…

Phuket marathon: Cebu’s Lee 2nd in 21K; Davao’s Pagay 3rd in 42K

Mars G. Alison 06/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Runners Prince Joey Lee and Azlan Pagay are making not only Cebu proud but the whole Philippines as well after entering the top 3 in their respective distance categories in the Laguna Phuket…

Tabal places 14th in Ottawa Marathon

Mars G. Alison 05/27/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebuano marathon Olympian Mary Joy Tabal placed 14th in the Ottawa Scotiabank Marathon in Ottawa, Canada held on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Tabal clocked two hours, 49 minutes and 57 seconds, an improvement…

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