Marathon Queen Tabal’s ‘Shoes of Joy’ give PADS members’ a morale boost

Glendale G. Rosal 06/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For the beneficiaries of the “Shoes of Joy” of Cebuana Olympian Mary Joy Tabal, it was more than just receiving a brand-new pair of shoes.  For the Philippine Accessible Disability Services, Inc. (PADS),…

Shoes of Joy: Tabal to donate brand new shoes to PADS

Glendale G. Rosal 06/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- Cebuana Olympian and Marathon Queen Mary Joy Tabal sure knows that when running, there is no better feeling than wearing a pair of brand new shoes. Thus, on Friday, June 4, 2021, Tabal who’s…

‘Marathon Queen’ Tabal looks forward to May 3 reopening of CCSC track oval 

Glendale G. Rosal 04/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano fitness buffs are abuzz as the Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) rubberized track oval will reopen on May 3.  This is after more than a year of being closed to the public…

Tabal eager to compete again, sets sights on two big races

Glendale G. Rosal 03/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—As she completely abandons her Tokyo Olympics dream, Cebuana Marathon Queen Mary Joy Tabal is setting her sights on two equally important races this year—the Tokyo Marathon 2021 in October and the Vietnam Southeast Asian…

Tabal, POC chief back postponement of Tokyo Olympics

Mars G. Alison 03/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Amid the impending postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Japan due to the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19, Cebuana marathoner Joy Tabal said a postponement would mean competing athletes will be able…

Tabal is left with only one race to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

Mars G. Alison 02/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippines first Filipino female long-distance runner in the Olympics, Mary Joy Tabal of Cebu, is left with only one race to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This after she was informed…

Time is running out on Mary Joy Tabal

Mars G. Alison 02/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Mary Joy Tabal’s chances of qualifying for this July’s 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan is running out. This is because two of the international races she was planning to join in order…

Mary Joy Tabal: ‘Hungry for more races’

Mars G. Alison 12/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In 2009, Mary Joy Tabal ran her first long distance race from being a varsity sprinter, a 10-kilometer distance, and she collapsed at the finish line. After that, she went on to make…

Cebuano marathoner Mary Joy Tabal explains her silver finish in SEA Games

Mars G. Alison 12/06/2019

NEW TARLAC CITY, Philippines — “I wasn’t running my race.” This was how Cebu’s Mary Joy Tabal described her stint in the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) where she finished with a silver medal, Friday, December 6,…

SEA Games: Hallasgo beats favorite Tabal as PH goes 1-2 in women’s marathon

Marc Anthony Reyes - Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/06/2019

  NEW CLARK CITY — Little known Christine Hallasgo upstaged Olympian and gold favorite Mary Joy Tabal as the Philippines scored a 1-2 finish in women’s marathon Friday in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. Hallasgco, whose role…

Tabal praises New Clark City Sports Complex; calls it “world-class”

Mars G. Alison 11/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A world-class facility that Filipinos can be proud of. This is how Cebuano athlete and Olympic marathon runner Mary Joy Tabal described the New Clark City Sports Complex in a Facebook post on…

Tabal off to Manila to familiarize with SEA Games marathon route

Mars G. Alison 11/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Southeast Asian (SEA) Games-bound Mary Joy Tabal left for Manila today, November 19, 2019,  to do a test run and familiarize herself with the marathon route of the upcoming 30th edition of the…

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