Cagayan de Oro’s Aileen Tolentino pulled one big surprise in the premiere 42-kilometer race of the Cebu City Marathon which started and finished last January 10 at the Asiatown IT Park in Brgy. Apas, Cebu City.

Tolentino beat Zamboanga-native Mary Grace de los Santos on a sprint finish in the final 50 meters.

Tolentino posted the time of 3:15:31, while De los Santos reach the finish line in 3:15:44. Miscelle Gilbuena took the third place honors in 3:22:08 while Bacolod ’s Hannah Jean Delfin placed fourth in 3:23:41 followed by Kenyan Susan Jemutai Chepwony in 3:38:17.

Filling up the top 10 cast were Jennylyn Nobleza (3:41:38), Jessica Soco (4:02:58), Mareeiz Ramirez (4:03:32), Dumaguete’s Melinda Ponce(4:23:57) and Manila ’s Cristina Narvaez (4:24:33).

Kenyan Wily Tanui won the men’s side clocking two hours, 30 minutes and 59 seconds, two seconds shy from the time registered in his chip.

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