Da Nang Vietnam, August 6, 2017 – This year’s Da Nang International Marathon was successfully concluded this morning in Danang, Vietnam with six Filipino runners, representing Team 7-Eleven Philippines, taking podium spots in the full marathon and half-marathon races .
Lany Cardona of Pangasinan cruised through the 42km race to land as the champion of the women’s division, finishing the course in 03:27:26 while Rafael Pescos of Cebu finished second in the men’s division with a finish time of 02:40:06. Richard Salano, a member of the Philippine Army secured the third spot in the podium of the 21km race with a finish time of 1:20:36 while the trio of Jho-An Banayag-Villarma (01:31:53), Nhe-Ann Barcena (01:37:08) and Ruffa Sorongon (01:37:38) swept the first, second and third spots of the 21km women’s category.
Meanwhile, Lizane Abella (4:20:19) and Azlan Pagay (3:02:06) took the Top 1 honors in their respective age group for the 42km and Kennechie Lorbes (1:49:10) took Top 5 for his Age Group in the 21km race.
“Masaya kami kasi ang 7-Eleven ay walang sawa na pinadadala kami sa ganitong international race.” said Lany Cardona who together with Rafael Pescos were given a slot to race in the Shonan International Marathon happening on December in Kanagawa, Japan with all expenses paid, as part of their prize for winning in the 42km category of this race.
Nine Filipino runners participated in this morning’s race, four of them in the full marathon while five in the half-marathon – a fulfillment of the commitment given by Philippine Seven Corporation (7-Eleven Philippines) to the top 3 (male and female) marathon and full marathon winners of the 7-Eleven Run that was held in the Filinvest City, Alabang last February.
According to Project Head Ms. Michelle Saludes, “We at 7-Eleven want to give Filipino runners not part of the Philippine Team the opportunity to showcase their abilities and be recognized in an international competition.”
Local and foreign participants coming from 50 countries, competed in the Da Nang International Marathon 2017 where the route brought the experience of running through Da Nang’s beautiful coastline passing the bridges across the poetic Han’s river in the middle of the city during sunrise.
This is the fifth year that 7-Eleven Philippines has brought Filipino runners to an international race giving them full support from taking care of all expenses, pocket money and with the help of sponsor Asics Tiger, a complete race suit.
“We will continue to encourage runners who aspire to represent the country in an international competition through the 7-Eleven Run Series which we are planning to expand by having another race in Cebu before the year ends and which will serve as a qualifying race to the 7-Eleven Run happening in Manila next year.” shared Mr. Jose Ang Jr., General Merchandise Division Head.
The participation of Filipino runners was made possible through the effort of Philippine Seven Corporation together with the support of sponsors Safeguard, Selecta Ice Cream, Pocari Sweat, Del Monte, Nature’s Spring, Summit Water, Dole Pineapple, Powerade, Solar Sports, CNN Philippines, Skyway, Filinvest and Asics.
More than 200 runners, beginners and elite runners have #RunWithFight with the kick off of the Under Armour-APEX Run Crew last October 1, at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater.EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
- UA athletes and program directors Coach Jim and Toni Saret lead the runners to an intensive training to enhance their strength and endurance in running.
- We were also joined by UA celebrity triathlete Piolo Pascual during the intense 4 minute workout.
- Piolo shared how gearing up with a high performance apparel and shoes like Under Armour would help you perform better and even make you perform more.
- Participants #RunWithFight around Bonifacio High Street, after every workout session.
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The app was launched last night at the Bayanihan Center in Mandaluyong City. It was a well-attended event were athletes, coaches and mentors converged to welcome the birth of this new mobile app that will help all levels of athletes meet their performance goals or even exceed their target time in training as well as races.
MANILA, Philippines – With running becoming part of the daily routine of among fitness aficionados in the busy streets of the metro, Under Armour is set to formally launch the UA Run Crew in collaboration with APEX Sports Training System on October 1, 5pm, Saturday at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater, with Under Armour ambassadors Piolo Pascual, and Coach Jim and Toni Saret.
Under Armour’s UA Run Crew is a tailor-made program for active lifestyle enthusiasts and aspiring runners as it provides a step-by-step guide towards a person’s objective in running.
UA Run Crew is consisted of community runs every Saturday that comes along with an in-depth seminar with fitness experts to flesh out every essential aspect about running, including dynamic warm-up exercises, injury prevention, race day nutrition, and many more.
In addition, first 20 male and female participants will have the opportunity to try the highly acclaimed UA Charged Bandit 2 as part of UA Run Crew’s monthly shoe trials. The UA Charged Bandit 2 is a good running partner as it sports the Molded Micro G® foot-bed that takes the shape of the foot for great cushioning as well as a rubber outsole that offers full ground contact with deep tense grooves for extra flexibility.
Aside from the UA Run Crew, Under Armour will also be introducing the UA Record and MapMyRun digital applications that track and monitor the progress of runners.
The UA Run Crew will be headed by brand ambassador and program director Jim Saret, who is the sports and fitness-training consultant of the Philippine Olympic Committee and currently serves as the president of Scientific Sports and Fitness Council of the Philippines.
Interested applicants can now register in all Under Armour brand houses in BGC, UP Town. While you may register online athttp://www.coachjimsaret.ph
Registered applicants will be part of the very first Under Armour Run Crew in the country. They will receive exclusive discounts, be the first to try the latest innovation gears from Under Armour and get free coaching from our international trainers Coach Jim and Coach Toni Saret along with the other Under Armour PH ambassadors.
Make sure to #RunWithFight on your social media accounts and follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter as well as Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/underarmoursea.