Mary Joy Tabal Wins a Historic 5-peat Championship Amidst Tragedy

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Amidst tragedy, Mary Joy Tabal accomplished a 5-peat championship in today’s 41st Milo Marathon National Finals.

The 28-year-old Cebuana marathoner finished the race at 2:58:01 giving her a historic 5 straight championships in the National Milo Marathon

Today would have been a good day to defend her title as the Milo Marathon Queen as the event would be held in Cebu, her hometown. But this race became a physical and emotional battle as the SEA Games Gold Medalist grieved the loss of her father, who passed away yesterday. Mary Joy was caught emotional upon crossing the finish line.

Cebuana Mary Joy Tabal completes a historic 5-peat in the 41st Milo Marathon National Finals at the Cebu CIty Sports Center today, Sunday. Tabal's official time is 2 hours, 58 minutes and 1 second Tabal, 28, was emotional at the finish line after her father passed away yesterday. SunStar Cebu SunStar Philippines

Posted by SunStar Cebu Sports on Saturday, December 2, 2017

Our deepest condolences, Mary Joy. Despite this, we would still like to congratulate you for accomplishing such feat!

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