2012 Milo Marathon: delos Santos breaks into PH all time list


James Tallam (L) and Alex Melly (C) shows off their winnings at a marathon in Indonesia

James Tallam (L) and Alex Melly (C) shows off their winnings at a marathon in Indonesia

James Tallam  led a 1-2-3 Kenyan finish a the 36th Milo Marathon,  ensuring a Kenyan winner for the first time in the country’s premier marathon race, long regarded as the national championships of the  Philippines.

Tallam clocked a “slow” 2:26.34, followed by compatriots Josphat Too (2:28:52) and Alex Melly (2:29:06).

3 time winners Eduardo Buenavista and Cresencio Sabal settled for 4th place (2:29:45) and 6th (2:37:58) respectively, while Eric Panique settled for 5th (2:32:08).

Mary Grace delos Santos

Mary Grace delos Santos winning the 2012 Milo Marathon

Over at the distaff side, CDO leg winner Mary Grace delos Santos willed herself into finishing in 2:49:29, breaking into 3rd in the Philippine all time  list.  Only SEA Games veterans Christabel Martes and Jho-an Banayag are faster than the young lass.

2 time winner Jho-an Banayag settled for 2nd place with a time of 2:55:56, while Kenyan Everline Atancha settled for third with a 3:03:39 mark.

Delos Santos’ winning time was the fastest since Banayag’s victory in 2006 of 2:48:16.

Photo credits: Roman Prospero

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1 Response to 2012 Milo Marathon: delos Santos breaks into PH all time list

  1. She better get selected for 2013 sea games, just outside the bronze standard 2:48.43 banayag doesnt get any favors she got no medal at the 2011 sea games so no wildcard.

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