CHANG PALMES of Team Davao Striders and DUC member named overall champion of seasoned DC 2 DC, a 60 Kilometer Ultramarathon Race event took over the weekend stretching Philippine-PAN Highway from Digos City Hall all the way to People’s Park in Davao City.
Palmes whose official clock time 5:41:57 beat more than 200 local runners. Next to him is Alvin Capuno 5:59:44 of Bansalan Runners and Joggers Club and Molly Gulfan of Koranal Ultra Runners Club with 6:44:23 for 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Arriane Deocadez of South Cotabato Joggers/ Walkers Club topped the female category with her strongest time of 7:52:29, in the 2nd place Vernaizi Mercado with 8:23:58 and 3rd place Jennifer Lerio with the time of 8:38:29.
Palmes who has been active in ultra running recorded him bags of podium in his races. Recently last August 6, he ranked 2nd place in SPMC100 Ultramarathon.
The race event was officially titled as DC 2 DC 4th Edition hosted by TK60 Ultramarathon of Team Kapwa Davao Inc. The race officially started at 9 PM on Saturday September 2 and finish the next day, Sunday September 3 with a given COT of 12 hours.
All finishers received a diamond-shaped golden medal engraved with its event’s title and distance, as well as their finisher’s shirt and a loot bag. The podium finishers also awarded a podium plaque and other freebies.
Last year’s edition was cancelled due to incident bombing in Roxas Avenue in Davao City which triggered edition to postpone. But instead diverted into other route which was scheduled on a later date.