Kenyan, Cebu’s Gilbuena rule NatGeo run
Philippine Daily Inquirer
FOR THE second straight year, a Kenyan ruled the men’s 21K race while Cebu’s running champion Miscelle Gilbuena topped the distaff side in the 3rd NatGeo Earth Day Run held recently at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.
James Mibei won in one hour, 13 minutes and 5 seconds, beating compatriot Elijah Kipruto by 32 seconds. Carlito Fantilaga placed third in 1:22.52.
Gilbuena prevailed with a time of 1:37.09. British expat Carly Relf, who recently picked up triathlon, was second in 1:51.29 while Victorina Calma followed in 1:55.29.
Kenyans likewise placed 1-2 in the 10K men’s category—Samson Tuwei (33:46.8) and David Kipsang (34:12.8). Coming in third was Roel Ano (36:44.8). The female top three were Genevieve Delapena (50:27.8), Lucille Ang (53:22.8) and Natalie Chun (57:00.8).
Some 11,000 runners, including those in the 3K and 5K distances, joined the race to raise awareness about caring for the environment. Romina S. Austria
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