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The Kenyan Domination at the Quezon City International Marathon

First and foremost I would like to congratulate everyone who participated in one of the best races in the country thus far, the QCIM. The first Quezon City International Marathon would surely go down in history as one of the most exciting races in the country in recent history by having the presence of international delegates particularly those from Kenya. Their presence ensured a true international-caliber race that would be the envy of upcoming international races. In the end the levels that the Kenyans gave proved to be too high for our local bets to match giving the former an almost guaranteed sweep, but of course our local runners made sure that they had to fight hard for it.

The Kenyan domination: the leading pack with sole Filipino challenger, Cresenciano Sabal, about 30 kilometers into the race

The Kenyan domination: the leading pack with sole Filipino challenger, Cresenciano Sabal, about 30 kilometers into the race

Running his first full marathon, the 22-year old Kenyan Hillary Kimutai Kipchumba took the top prize of P300,000 by clocking in a winning time of 2:30:08 beating his fellow compatriot Daniel Koringo (finished fourth with a time of 2:31:05 due to a pulled right hamstring) who was the early favorite for the race. The next spots were taken by Samuel Tarus Too (2:30:36) and Daniel Chirchir (2:30:49) bagging the P200,000 and P100,000 prizes, respectively.

Fresh from his Milo Marathon victory a week ago, Cresenciano Sabal didn’t hand the prize easily as he stuck it out with the visiting runners throughout the majority of the course but lost steam in the last five kilometers, settling for the fifth spot with a time of 2:36:58, taking home P150,000.

Over on the women’s side it was a Kenyan sweep of the top three spots with Doreen Kitaka with the winning time of 2:58.55, followed by Lydia Jeratich Rutto (3:09:30), and Sarah Maito (3:12:48) for the second and third place, respectively. Taking fourth place was the fastest Filipina of the race Aileen Tolentino (3:23:57).

Quezon City Mayor Sonny “SB” Belmonte was on hand to award the prizes and trophies to the winners of the event highlighting the city’s 70th founding anniversary celebrations.

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Condura Run 2009 Race Results

The Condura Race 2009 results are out! Click on a category you want to view:

These are overall results for the 5K, 10K, and 21K so it’s not grouped by gender, only sorted by time, courtesy of  It’s a good chance to see how you fared overall.

For 21K (Men) the winners were:

Place # Name Time Pace
1 1 Eduardo Buenavista 1:10:19 3:21
2 4 Alley Quisay 1:10:52 3:23
3 2 Cresenciano Sabal 1:10:57 3:23
The winners of Condura Run 21K 2009 (Male)

The winners of Condura Run 21K 2009 (Male): Cresenciano Sabal (3rd place, Orange shirt), Eduardo Buenavista (winner, Red shirt), and Alley Quisay (runner-up, White shirt)

As a running bandit I don’t have my real name on the results, but I’m in there with an official time of 2:07:52, 492nd out of 1,317 runners for 21K.  Expect these results to be published on The Philippine Star on Sunday, March 29, 2009.  Congratulations to all the finishers!

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