Race for our Heroes: Navy Day Bike & Run Challenge to start April 1

Glendale G. Rosal 03/30/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The month-long “Race for our Heroes: Navy Day Bike & Run Challenge” of the Philippine Navy will unfold on Friday, April 1, 2022. The virtual bike/run non-competitive event is organized by the Philippine…

Cebu City coaches, officials optimistic about Pages as CCSC chief

Glendale G. Rosal 02/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Several sports coaches and officials of the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) are optimistic about their newly-appointed chairman, John Pages, who have taken his oath last Sunday. The 49-year-old Pages succeeded Edward Hayco…

Marathon Queen Tabal marries long-time bf, vows to continue running

Glendale G. Rosal 01/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Roughly one year after she got engaged, Cebuana Olympian Mary Joy Tabal will finally walk down the aisle on Saturday, January 8, to exchange marital vows with her boyfriend Hector Dan Jimenez at…

CDN Sportstalk: Soon-to-be-married Cebuana Olympian Mary Joy Tabal isn’t slowing down 

Dale Rosal 09/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—As Mary Joy Tabal, the Cebuana Olympian and the country’s Marathon Queen, prepares to get married in January 2022, many can’t help but wonder if this would mean the end of her colorful career as…

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…

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