Team 7-Eleven Philippines Reign in Da Nang International Marathon 2017

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Da Nang Vietnam, August 6, 2017 – This year’s Da Nang International Marathon was successfully concluded this morning in Danang, Vietnam with six Filipino runners, representing Team 7-Eleven Philippines, taking podium spots in the full marathon and half-marathon races .

Lany Cardona of Pangasinan cruised through the 42km race to land as the champion of the women’s division, finishing the course in 03:27:26 while Rafael Pescos of Davao finished second in the men’s division with a finish time of 02:40:06. Richard Salano, a member of the Philippine Army secured the third spot in the podium of the 21km race with a finish time of 1:20:36 while the trio of Jho-An Banayag-Villarma (01:31:53), Nhe-Ann Barcena (01:37:08) and Ruffa Sorongon (01:37:38) swept the first, second and third spots of the 21km women’s category.

Meanwhile, Lizane Abella (4:20:19) and Azlan Pagay (3:02:06) took the Top 1 honors in their respective age group for the 42km and Kennechie Lorbes (1:49:10) took Top 5 for his Age Group in the 21km race.

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“Masaya kami kasi ang 7-Eleven ay walang sawa na pinadadala kami sa ganitong international race.” said Lany Cardona who together with Rafael Pescos were given a slot to race in the Shonan International Marathon happening on December in Kanagawa, Japan with all expenses paid, as part of their prize for winning in the 42km category of this race.

 

Nine Filipino runners participated in this morning’s race, four of them in the full marathon while five in the half-marathon – a fulfillment of the commitment given by Philippine Seven Corporation (7-Eleven Philippines) to the top 3 (male and female) marathon and full marathon winners of the 7-Eleven Run that was held in the Filinvest City, Alabang last February.

According to Project Head Ms. Michelle Saludes, “We at 7-Eleven want to give Filipino runners not part of the Philippine Team the opportunity to showcase their abilities and be recognized in an international competition.”

Local and foreign participants coming from 50 countries, competed in the Da Nang International Marathon 2017 where the route brought the experience of running through Da Nang’s beautiful coastline passing the bridges across the poetic Han’s river in the middle of the city during sunrise.

This is the fifth year that 7-Eleven Philippines has brought Filipino runners to an international race giving them full support from taking care of all expenses, pocket money and with the help of sponsor Asics Tiger, a complete race suit.

“We will continue to encourage runners who aspire to represent the country in an international competition through the 7-Eleven Run Series which we are planning to expand by having another race in Cebu before the year ends and which will serve as a qualifying race to the 7-Eleven Run happening in Manila next year.” shared Mr. Jose Ang Jr., General Merchandise Division Head.

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The participation of Filipino runners was made possible through the effort of Philippine Seven Corporation together with the support of sponsors Safeguard, Selecta Ice Cream, Pocari Sweat, Del Monte, Nature’s Spring, Summit Water, Dole Pineapple, Powerade, Solar Sports, CNN Philippines, Skyway, Filinvest and Asics.

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ACTIVEHEALTH LAUNCHES RUN UNITED EXCEED

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ActiveHealth has been in the forefront providing an incomparable race experience.  It is the only race in the country that offers an integrated holistic solution for for progressive athletes, grounded by its 4 pillars – training nutrition, gear and events; and for the past years, they have been helping runners to progress and exceed themselves.  This year,  ActiveHealth introduces the new Run United Exceed which will be different to the previous Run United Series.  Run United Exceed is a prestigious and exclusive 21-km race that will be held in BGC, Taguig on April, 2017.  It is set to revolutionize the running landscape by introducing world marathon major inspired innovation that will push runners to exceed themselves.

Did I mention innovation to help breed next level 21K finishers? Brace yourself, here it goes:

  • Exclusive medal for sub 2.5 hours finishers
  • FREE UNDER ARMOUR SHOES  to the top 15 negative split medal finishers
  • And to keep our runners motivated while they push themselves, the course is lined up with cheer stations in key location, to help boost their moral.
  • GUARANTEED SLOTS TO ANGKOR WAR INTERNATIONAL FULL MARATHON or ANGKOR WAT INTERNATIONAL HALF MARATHON await 2 lucky finishers.
  • To further ass to the thrill of the race is the moving cut-off banner making sure runners make it in time.
  • All participants are also entitled to discounted privileges from partner merchants and a Run United Exceed Kit inclusive of race shirt, event shirt and other items.

The concept is to shatter ones perception on time – To go against your greatest enemy, yourself.  This race will give birth to the next generation of high performing Half-Marathoners that have the relentless drive and determination to exceed the time they have set for themselves through proper training and sports nutrition.

“We have been doing the progressive races for the past 6 years.  For 2017, we believe that it is time to take it to the next level.  We want to build a new generation of athletes whose objective is not to just finish, but to EXCEED.”  – Lester Castillo, Brand Manager of ActiveHealth.

Excited already?.. Here are the race details:

REGISTRATION DETAILS:

Regular Registration Period

On-line Registration:     January 30 to February 28, 2017     Php 1,350

In-store Registration:     February 14 to February 28, 2017     Php 1, 350

Late Registration Period

Late On-line Registration     March 1 to March 12, 2017     Php 1, 550

Late In-Store Registration     March 1 to March 12, 2017     Php 1, 550

Race Inclusions:

  • Finisher’s Medal (exclusive to 2.5 hour finishers)
  • ActiveHealth Race Shirt and ActiveHealth Event Shirt
  • Race bib with D-tag
  • Finisher’s kit
  • Raffle entry to a guaranteed complimentary slot for 2 to Angkor Wat International Marathon or Angkor Wat International Half Marathon

Run United Medal

The finisher’s medal and its design elements are inspired from an athlete’s journey in exceeding himself.

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Race Shirt

The Run United race shirts is a performance shirt made from light breathable and quick dry fabric to help participants perform better.

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ActiveHealth have you covered from training to race day with special deals for your race and training pack.  ActiveHealth’s complete sports nutrition system are readily available to help participants reach optimum performance in time for Run United Exceed.  A race and training pack are available upon registration and exclusive deals are offered.

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Run United Exceed is co-presented by Tag Heuer and also the official timekeeper of the event.

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So what are you waiting for?… TARALETS GUYS!

For more information, visit www.activehealth.ph and stay connected through their facebook and twitter  and instagram account.