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Philippines runner champs in 10th Laguna Phuket International Marathon

June 10, 2015 Destination Laguna Phuket No Comments Email Email

unnamed (31)Mario Maglinao, 31 yrs old from Philippines won the tenth Laguna Phuket International Marathon (2015LPIM) as the annual running festival took to the island’s roads with more than 5,700 entrants of all ages and abilities from 43 countries competing on a variety of distance courses in an atmosphere of community fun and charity fund-raising.

Maglinao finished the 42km marathon in a time of 02: 55:35.

His winning LPIM trophy represented 3nd annual partnership with a sister race – the Italian 10km Igrani Run – in an initiative by Laguna’s sponsor the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), which also sponsors the Igrani Run.

“I ran the marathon since 2005 in the Philippines and I had run over 40 marathons so far,” said Maglinao,

“I had a good start today but I tried to save my energy during the first half because I know the weather is going to be very hot later in the race. I picked up in the 2nd half and started my lead after the 21st Km,” he continued about the race.

“This is my first time to LPIM and I love it. I’m definitely coming back to defend my title next year. For those of you who are training to be a marathoner, keep training and train hard. It will bring success to your run. See you at next year’s race!” he concluded.

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The women’s 42km race was won by Satomi Oka, 48 yrs old, of Japan in 03:43:17.

In the half marathon, Kohichiro Yamanaka, 34 from Japan in 01:14:38 and beats last year’s record of 01:15:55.  The women’s half-marathon was won by Christabel Martes, 36 yrs old of Philippines in 01:25:12, also beats last year’s record of 01:26:19.

10.5km sees Daniel Vegan, 22yrs old from Australia won in 0:39:23 and the women has Siraphat Budcheen, 44 yrs old, from Thailand its winner in 0:46:22.

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Race Results

42K – Marathon Overall Male Time Country
  1 Mario Maglinao 02:55:35 PHL
  2 Franky Lee 02:57:38 HKG
  3 Chikara Yanada 03:01:09 JPN
  Overall Female Time Country
  1 Satomi Oka 03:43:17 JPN
  2 Monika Kovarikova 03:44:42 CZE
  3 Tatiana Novoseltseva 03:49:41 RUS
21K – Half Marathon Overall Male Time Country  
  1 Kohichiro Yamanaka 01:14:38 JPN  
  2 Elmer Sabal 01:17:38 PHL  
  3 Mark Anthony Oximar 01:18:07 PHL  
  Overall Female Time Country  
  1 Christabel Martes 01:25:12 PHL  
  2 Clare Atkinson 01:37:43 THA  
  3 Siriyakorn Kumlai 01:42:14 THA  
10.5K Run Overall Male Time Country
  1 Daniel Vegan 0:39:23 AUS
  2 Somdee Danjiramontee 0:39:57 THA
  3 Anuwat Bunmak 0:40:30 THA
  Overall Female    
  1 Siraphat Budcheen 0:46:22 THA
  2 Wilawan Phueaksomjit 0:48:25 THA
  3 Anan Artidlab 0:48:45 THA

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