JOHN Philip Dueñas and Mary Joy Tabal ruled the half marathon qualifying race for the 37th National Milo Marathon in its ninth regional leg on Sunday at the Cebu City Sports Center.
Dueñas dominated the men's division as he finished the 21-kilometer race in one hour, 15 minutes as 21 seconds, while Bonifacio Monjas came in second at 1:16:30 and Argie Tillor third at 1:19:54.
Tabal topped the women's category, crossing the finish line in 1:24:48, followed by Christy Sevilleno in 1:40:55 and Sandra Soliano in 1:43:18.
24,067 runners competed on Sunday.
The next qualifying race is set in Cagayan de Oro on September 29, followed by races in Butuan (October 6), Davao (October 13), General Santos (October 20), Baguio (November 3), Dagupan (November 10), Tarlac (November 17) and Angeles (November 24).