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Monday, September 29, 2008


In the 4th Olongapo City Marathon 2008 held last September 27, 2008 at the Ulo ng Apo Rotonda, forty winners received various awards for the 3-K and 5-K run, male and female marathon.

The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) gave special awards to the youngest runner, oldest runner and biggest delegation. Maureen Salas, 4 yrs. old was awarded the youngest female runner, while Adrian Nuel Alonzo, 5 yrs. old and Justin Gale Castillo, 2 yrs. old were the youngest male runners.

Meanwhile, Carlota Dela Cruz, 79 yrs. old and Victorino Mandadero, 63 yrs. old got the awards for the oldest runners. Columban College had the biggest delegation, Gordon College was second and Olongapo National High School third.

First place and champion for the 5k run male and female, respectively, was Jayson Villaruz and Manilyn Evalle. Meanwhile, Jose Nobles and Dy Latinazo were awarded first place for the 3k male and female, respectively.

The 3 Kilometer and 5 Kilometer fun-run activity was participated in by more than four thousand (4,000) runners.

Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. lauded the organizers of the activity for staging not only a health activity, but one that helps the youth avoid vices, as well.

Present during the awarding ceremony were Mayor Gordon, Jr., Councilors Rodel S. Cerezo and Nathan Manalo.

The success of the occasion was made possible through the participation of other YMCA Officers, namely : YMCA Immediate Past President and Board of Director Alberto C. Baviera, Jr., Board of Director Benedicto Asban, YMCA 1st Vice-President & Chairman of the 4th Olongapo City Marathon Rodolfo Neil Guevarra, YMCA 2nd Vice-President Haidee Balance, with the cooperation of SK Federation President Cheenee Hoya and, Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Ligaya B. Monato.
Mayor James ‘Bong’ Gordon Jr. firing the starting gun at the 4th Olongapo Marathon 2008 at Ulo ng Apo Rotonda on September 27, 2008

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