Trailblazing with Noy; 1st Mt. Talinis Marathon Champ

Manila-based mountain athlete Joseph “Noy” Gentoleo emerged victorious in the recent 1st Mt. Talinis Marathon held October 7 in the town of Valencia, Negros Oriental.

Photo Credit: Glairold Racella

Gentoleo, 34, Hoka One One Ambassador and Team Amihan member, marked a record of 9 hrs 46 mins and 1 sec in 55 kilometer actual distance beating at least 70 trail runners accross the country.

According to Gentoleo, “the race was one of his hardest, the route was much more technical and jungled but nothing to worry about since it was very organized, marked with proper trail signs and food stations along”

The said race is a candidate for 2019 Asia Trail Master Championship series, headed by Mr. Rhodel Sarande.

Mt. Talinis, as “Horn of Negros” is the highest mountain in the island after Mt. Kanlaon. It’s elevation is 1,903 meters above sea level.

Gentoleo was supposed to debut UTMB in France but his visa was denied “last minute” which prevented him to participate the world’s prestigious trail race.

With his Asia Trail Master series success, undoubtedly is one of the best in the country.