Pescos wins first ultra


Elite marathoner Rafael Pescos won his first ever ultramarathon race last Sunday, January 28 through 4th edition of Mactan-Speed50 held in Lapu-Lapu City. Pescos whose official time is 3 hours, 31 minutes and 44 seconds, break the record of Mactan-Speed50 who was previously recorded a 3:40:31 finish time in 2016 edition by his team mate Desiderio “Sano” Engbino.

Spectrum’s bet won against 97 local runners and finished at Lapu-Lapu City Hall, eclipsing 40 minutes ahead from second runner, Peter Canumay who is also from Spectrum Runners. Christopher Recto of Baybay City Runners ranked third with official time of 4:44:34.

In women’s division, Marivic Mari of Team ADR hailed champion who pursued a time of 5:13:14 while Noriebelle Guinto of Baybay City Runners placed second with 5:51:48 and Odiza Abella of Lasang Runners with 5:52:48.

Earlier this month, Pescos notched his third wins of the grandest Cebu Marathon which was attended by at least 1,890 runners across the country.

Mactan-Speed50 is a sub 8 ultramarathon challenge and is an annual racing in the city. The event was hosted by Miles Multisport and directed by Sir Blue Tradio. The first edition was in 2015 but in this year’s edition they included a side event of  sub 4 challenge through a 25-kilometer race.