The Philippines is All In for the Biggest Race Across Southeast Asia
adidas King of the Road 2013 proved to be one of the biggest and most anticipated races in the Philippines. Over 7,000 runners gathered at Bonifacio Global City to strive for the title of King and Queen of the Road.
adidas, an advocate of the running sport all over the world, continued its commitment by providing an opportunity for runners to engage in their passion. King of the Road does not only promote a healthy lifestyle, but camaraderie through healthy competition.
This year’s race garnered more than 8,000 registered runners spread over three categories, 16.8k, 10k, and a new category, the 10k School Championship relay, which allows pairs to run 5k each. Race routes were marked with specific race distances and volunteer cheerleaders to encourage runners to cross the finish line. Celebrities like Sam YG, Karylle, Ramon Bautista, Isabelle Daza, Erwan Heusssaff and Rovilson Fernandez also supported the race.
The Philippines’ King and Queen of the Road, placing first in the 16.8K Closed (AllFilipino) category, are defending champion, Eduardo Buenavista with a running time of 54 minutes and 24 seconds, and May Joy Tabal with a running time of 1 hour, 7 minutes, and 47 seconds, beating last year’s Queen Mary Grace delos Santos by around 2 minutes. Buenavista and Tabal were both awarded Php25,000 and will be representing the Philippines in the King of the Road Southeast Asia, which will be happening on October in Malaysia.
For the 16.8K Open (International) category, the winners were Josphat Kiptanui Too with a running time of 51 minutes and 41 seconds, and Joan Aiyabei with a running time of 1 hour, 5 minutes, and 12 seconds.
The race also signaled the launch of the new colors of the adidas Energy Boost. Featuring the ground-breaking cushioning technology BOOST™, which provides the highest energy return in the running industry, has set a new benchmark for adidas running footwear. Launched in the Philippines earlier in the year, now, BOOST™ is being rolled out to more adidas running products and colors. The shoes were on display at the race through a selling booth and on celebrities as they ran.
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ADIDAS KOTR STATISTICS:
CATEGORY & # OF PARTICIPANTS
10K Relay: 50
Top Finishers 16.8k Open
1st: Josphat Kiptanui Too, Country: Kenya, Time: 51m41s
2nd: Willy Rotich, Country: Kenya, Time: 53m08s
3rd: Pierluigi Miconi, Country: Italy, Time: 1h6m13s
1st: Joan Aiyabei, Country: Kenya, Time: 1h5m12s
2nd: Kristina Beckendorf, Country: Germany, Time:1h18m29s
3rd: Helen Susanto, Country: Indonesia, Time: 1h27m27s
Top Finishers 16.8 Closed
1st: Eduardo Buenavista, Time: 54m24s
2nd: Rafael Poliquit Jr., Time: 54m34s
3rd: Alley Quisay, Time: 57m40s
1st: May Joy Tabal, Time: 1h7m47s
2nd: Mary Grace Delos Santos, Time: 1h9m16s
3rd: Nhea Ann Barcena, Time: 1h12m47s
Top Finishers 10k
1st: Jackson Chirchir, Time: 30m52s
2nd: John Chebii, Time: 31m25s
3rd: Ezekiel Roto, Time: 32m06s
1st: Irene Kipchumba, Time: 38m46s
2nd: Flordeliza Donos, Time: 39m16s
3rd: Susan Chemutai, Time: 39m39s
Top Finishers of 10k Relay
1st: Alex Ballester & Julia Taño, Time: 39m56s
2nd: Reymark Llamado & Michelle Tanwangco, Time: 46m51s
3rd: Adrian Karl Maquilan & Raziel Angela Lizardo, Time: 1h4m58s