Tabal wants to break her Milo record
ON her third trip to Tuscany, Italy, Cebuana Olympian and Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) women’s marathon gold medalist Mary Joy Tabal revealed that breaking the Milo Marathon grand finals record will be one of her motivations.
Tabal is gunning for an unprecedented fifth straight Milo national crown on December 3 in Cebu City.
The 28-year-old Tabal of Barangay Guba, Cebu City, will leave for Italy on Monday to start a yearlong training camp in preparation for next year’s Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Tabal will spend a month at the Tuscany Training Center where she will be closely supervised by her Italian coach Giuseppe Giambrone who also handled her two previous training camps there.
She said she is seriously
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A TOTAL of 340 hardcore runners will test their resolve and stamina in tomorrow’s first Salomon XTrail Race Pilipinas considering going after the Milo record which she herself established last year. “It’s part of our goal, and I am really hoping for it.”
Last year, she bettered her record of two hours and 48 minutes by clocking 2:47.53 in the 40th National Milo Marathon grand finals in Iloilo City. Tabal also bested her 21k personal record last summer when she topped the Scotia Bank Ottawa 2017 that will coincide with the grand opening of Aboitizland’s Foressa Trails in Barangay Cansomoroy, Balamban.
The race will feature a 21-kilometer and 11k off-road trail run. Each distance has 170 entries as organizers limited the number of participants to ensure the quality of the run and safety of the participants.
The route of the trail running event will traverse the unspoiled and challenging terrain that