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GDL brothers, PH athletes to lead training videos on Instagram

Apr 04, 2020 - 6:07 PM

Don't miss the chance to catch some of the country's top athletes share sports drills that you can do at home

BASKETBALL SKILLS. Juan Gomez de Liaño will show kids some basketball drills that you can do at home in Instagram Live. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Hallasgo, Tabal renew marathon rivalry

Jan 18, 2020 - 8:48 PM

After a thrilling SEA Games battle, long-distance queens Christine Hallasgo and Mary Joy Tabal fight for the crown again in the National Milo Marathon Finals

TOP BET. Christine Hallasgo aims to follow up on her huge SEA Games triumph. File photo by Josh Albelda

Christine Hallasgo upsets marathon queen Tabal for SEA Games gold

Dec 06, 2019 - 9:22 AM

Bukidnon bet Christine Hallasgo spoils Mary Joy Tabal's back-to-back golden bid in SEA Games marathon

NEW QUEEN. Christine Hallasgo captures her first SEA Games gold. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Marathon queen Mary Joy Tabal ready for grueling 2019

Jan 02, 2019 - 1:26 PM

The country’s marathon sensation is all set for her campaigns in the 2019 SEA Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifiers

SIX-PEAT. Mary Joy Tabal bags a record sixth straight title in the Milo Marathon National Finals last December. Photo release

Tabal nails 6-peat, Poliquit returns as marathon champ

Dec 09, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Mary Joy Tabal and Rafael Poliquit earn the right to represent the Philippines in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games after ruling the Milo Marathon National Finals

2018 KING & QUEEN. Mary Joy Tabal (left) and Rafael Poliquit are set to represent the Philippines in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Asian marathon field too strong for Tabal

Aug 26, 2018 - 11:45 AM

SEA Games champion Mary Joy Tabal finishes 11th overall in the 2018 Asian Games women's marathon event

TOO TOUGH. Mary Joy Tabal also misses her SEA Games mark. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Filipino athletes who made waves on social media in 2017

Dec 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Here are some of the most talked about local athletes and sports teams on Rappler's social media accounts for this year

Mary Joy Tabal completes historic Milo 5-peat in her toughest race ever

Dec 04, 2017 - 5:10 PM

She runs with a heavy heart as she coped with her father's death just hours before the race

HEARTBREAKING. Mary Joy Tabal sheds tears of anguish as her father will never be present in the sidelines to watch her run ever again. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Boystown runner bags gold in 1st Milo Little Olympics Visayas

Aug 26, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Jessie Abelgos love for the sport bloomed under the guidance SEA Games 2017 marathon gold medalist Mary Joy Tabal and coach John Philip Dueñas

INSPIRED. Jessie Abelgos (left) was urged by his mother to attend school in SMS Boystown in Cebu. Sitting next to him is SMS Boystown local superior Sr Emelan Lee (right). Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

The week in photos: August 19-25, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:22 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

GOOD FOR 3RD. Kaitlin de Guzman scored 12.3 to clinch the bronze medal in beam event of women's artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th SEA Games on August 22, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Mary Joy Tabal on SEA Games gold: 'Para akong nanalo ng Olympics'

Aug 21, 2017 - 1:28 PM

From jeers and discouragement in 2009 when Mary Joy Tabal collapsed during her first 10k run to cheers and love in 2017 after winning her SEA Games gold

FIRST GOLD. Mary Joy Tabal gets the gold rush started for the Philippines at the 2017 SEA Games. Photo from Kuala Lumpur 2017 Facebook

Marathoner Mary Joy Tabal delivers 1st PH gold at 2017 SEA Games

Aug 19, 2017 - 8:46 AM

Mary Joy Tabal finishes the marathon at 2:48:26 over 7 minutes ahead of the silver medalist

FIRST GOLD. Mary Joy Tabal gets the gold rush started for the Philippines at the 2017 SEA Games. Photo from Kuala Lumpur 2017 Facebook

Mary Joy Tabal has SEA Games gold on her mind

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:06 PM

After wrapping up her training in Italy Mary Joy Tabal is aiming to bring back gold from Malaysia

LONG RUN. Mary Joy Tabal, seen running alongside Italian coach Giuseppe Giambrone, wants to improve off her silver medal finish from 2015. Photo from Tabal's Facebook

Tabal recounts how MILO Marathon led her to international success

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:51 PM

Long before the Olympics Mary Joy Tabal had to start somewhere

FROM 5K TO MARATHON QUEEN. Mary Joy Tabal began running the Milo 5K. Now she's the 4-time defending MILO Marathon champion. File photo

Marathoner Tabal reinstated by PATAFA for SEA Games

Jun 15, 2017 - 3:58 PM

Mary Joy Tabal will get to compete at the 2017 SEA Games after reaching an agreement with PATAFA

BACK ON THE TEAM. Mary Joy Tabal has been allowed to compete at the Southeast Asian Games after a contentious, public dispute with the nation's track and field body. File photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

PATAFA sets conditions for Tabal's reinstatement

Jun 10, 2017 - 5:01 PM

PATAFA wants Tabal to meet several conditions in order to compete at the SEA Games including where and whom she trains with and withdrawing her letter of complaint

MARATHON QUEEN. Among the conditions being requested for Mary Joy Tabal's reinstatement are that she trains with a national coach in Manila or Baguio, and that she withdraws her complaint letter to the PSC. Photo from Tabal's Facebook

Congresswoman files resolution over Tabal's exclusion from SEA Games

Jun 08, 2017 - 8:42 PM

Gwendolyn Garcia files a resolution ordering an investigation into why the Philippines’ first female Olympic marathoner has been dropped from the SEA Games roster

LONG RUN. A Cebu congresswoman wants to inquire whether there are adequate laws available to athletes to appeal 'unreasonable, arbitrary and discriminatory decisions' by national sports associations after Mary Joy Tabal has been left off the SEA Games team. File photo

Tabal denies PATAFA claim she had resigned a second time

Jun 08, 2017 - 5:07 PM

Mary Joy Tabal says she won t admit she had resigned saying she was instead cut from the national team by PATAFA

SEEKING REINSTATEMENT. Mary Joy Tabal says she did not resign from the national team as PATAFA is claiming, and had assumed their disagreements were a matter of the past. Photo from Tabal's Facebook page

Mary Joy Tabal seeks national team reinstatement for SEA Games

Jun 07, 2017 - 12:57 PM

I’m still hoping they can accept me to represent the country for the SEA Games said a tearful Tabal

SEEKING REINSTATEMENT. (From L-R) Motorace Philippines Inc president Jonel Borromeo, coach John Philip Dueñas, Olympian Mary Joy Tabal, and PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez during a press conference. Photo by PJ Estan

PATAFA’s Juico on marathoner Tabal: ‘We don’t like you'

Jun 05, 2017 - 5:35 PM

This is issue has been going on for too long it is now time to take stop says PATAFA president Philip Juico

OUT OF FAVOR. PATAFA officials aired their grievances against marathon champ Mary Joy Tabal at a press conference on Monday. File photo

Olympian Mary Joy Tabal dropped by PH national team

Sep 08, 2016 - 10:08 PM

Tabal the first Filipina to qualify for the Olympic marathon is no longer part of the national team

LONG DISTANCE. Mary Joy Tabal says being dropped by the Philippine national team is "painful." Photo from Tabal's Facebook page

PH marathoner Tabal refused to quit despite Rio heat

Aug 15, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Others were collapsing on the road Sometimes I also wanted to stop already but I forced myself to finish says Olympian Mary Joy Tabal

MARATHON QUEEN. Mary Joy Tabal (R) couldn't pass her best time but made it her mission not to quit. Photo from Tabal's Facebook

PH's Mary Joy Tabal finishes Olympic women's marathon in 124th place

Aug 14, 2016 - 11:37 PM

The Cebu native is unable to meet her target finishing time in her first Olympic women s marathon

124TH PLACE. Mary Joy Tabal finishes the Rio Olympics women's marathon in 124th place. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Kenya's Sumgong wins Rio Olympics women's marathon

Aug 14, 2016 - 11:18 PM

Jemima Sumgong times 2 hours 24 minutes and 4 seconds for Kenya s first ever women s marathon gold over the 42km course

Jemima Jelagat Sumgong of Kenya wins the women's Marathon race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 14 August 2016. EPA/BERND THISSEN

PH marathoner Mary Joy Tabal is racing against herself in Rio

Aug 13, 2016 - 5:04 PM

Mary Joy Tabal is aiming for a two hour 40 minute finish at the Rio Olympics

EYE ON THE PRIZE. Mary Joy Tabal has set a reasonable target for herself ahead of the marathon event. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler

Nerves, excitement as PH athletes leave for Rio

Jul 24, 2016 - 12:59 PM

Members of the 12 strong PH athlete delegation depart from Manila as first timers and veterans alike approach the 2016 Olympics with nervous anticipation

PH STRONG. From left: Jessie Lacuna, Ian Lariba, Marestella Torres, Nestor Colonia and Hidilyn Diaz at NAIA Terminal 3 on Saturday night. They departed for Dubai before catching a connecting flight to Brazil. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rio 2016: Mary Joy Tabal

Jul 22, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Cebu native Mary Joy Tabal collapsed during her first 10K run Now she ll represent the Philippines in the women s marathon event at the Rio Olympics

Mary Joy Tabal lights the flame at the 2015 Batang Pinoy National Finals held in Cebu City. Photo by Christian Maningo

PH Olympian Mary Joy Tabal takes Zika prevention measures

Jul 14, 2016 - 5:52 PM

Tabal who is set to compete in the women s marathon event is going to Rio prepared to deal with Zika

REINSTATED. Marathoner Mary Joy Tabal is reinstated by PATAFA to the Philippine national team. Photo from Tabal's Facebook page

PATAFA reinstates marathoner Mary Joy Tabal

Jun 14, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Tabal is one step closer to making it to the Rio Olympics and competing for the Philippines

REINSTATED. Marathoner Mary Joy Tabal is reinstated by PATAFA to the Philippine national team. Photo from Tabal's Facebook page

Tabal meets PATAFA, but no decision yet on Rio Olympics

Jun 13, 2016 - 8:17 PM

Mary Joy Tabal is still not a lock to represent the Philippines at the Olympics despite making the qualifying time

LONG HAUL. Mary Joy Tabal could become the first Filipina to qualify for the Olympic marathon event, but there is still much to be settled among PATAFA officials. Photo from Tabal's Facebook page

Aiming for Rio, Tabal agrees to return to PATAFA

Jun 07, 2016 - 1:15 PM

Long distance runner Mary Joy Tabal wants to move on and focus on her dream of competing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

GRASSROOTS PROGRAM. Mary Joy Tabal with coach John Philip Duenas together with the kids from Guba, a mountain barangay in Cebu where Tabal came from, who they are training under the running grassroots program of the Cebu City Sports Commission. Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

Tabal makes marathon cut-off time for Rio Olympics

May 30, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Mary Joy Tabal beats the Olympic qualifying time at the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon by 91 seconds but her entry is contingent upon PATAFA accepting the result

MARATHON QUEEN. Mary Joy Tabal (R) beat the Olympic qualifying time, but her participation in the Rio Olympics isn't yet solidified. Photo from Tabal's Facebook

Mary Joy Tabal eyes Rio Olympics marathon slot

Mar 09, 2016 - 8:31 PM

Cebu based marathoner Mary Joy Tabal is training in Japan with her eyes on making it to the 2016 Olympics

EYES ON RIO. Mary Joy Tabal (second) is taking her training sacrifice to the next level in Japan. Photo from her Facebook

Olympic watch: PH looks to athletics for medal hope

Jan 04, 2016 - 8:30 PM

With the Rio Olympics still 7 months away the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association is putting its pieces in place for a strong showing

OLYMPIC HOPE. Filipino-American Eric Cray is one of two Filipino athletes who have so far qualified for the 2016 Olympics. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Cebuana runner makes silver splash in SEA Games debut

Jun 08, 2015 - 12:48 AM

Mary Joy Tabal overcame inclement weather and the delayed arrival of her training allowance to earn a silver medal at the 2015 Southeast Asian Games

CEBU PRIDE. Mary Joy Tabal (L) had aimed for a bronze in her SEA Games debut. Finishing with silver made it all the more sterling. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

SEA Games to hold minute of silence for Malaysia quake tragedy

Jun 07, 2015 - 7:12 PM

Singapore s success at the SEA Games was overshadowed by news of an earthquake in neighboring Malaysia that killed at least 6 school children and two adults

Tabal grabs silver, Buenavista stumbles in SEA Games athletics

Jun 07, 2015 - 3:50 PM

Misfortune befell veteran Eduardo Buenavista in the rain and wind but Cebuana Mary Joy Tabal grabbed silver in the women s marathon

Philippines’ Mary Joy Tabal (L) holds her silver medal in the women’s marathon event. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

#BuildChampions one step at a time

Mar 14, 2015 - 9:34 AM

Rafael Poliquit and Mary Joy Tabal have always been determined to become the champions they are today They will proudly represent the Philippines in the upcoming LA Marathon

Diminutive Cebuana Tabal stands tall at Hong Kong Marathon

Jan 30, 2015 - 5:39 PM

The 4 foot 11 Mary Joy Tabal stood a few inches taller on the second place podium of the 2015 Hong Kong Marathon last weekend

LITTLE BIG WOMAN. Mary Joy Tabal (R), seen running alongside her coach John Philip Duenas, has made her reputation as the Marathon Queen of Cebu. Photo from Tabal's Facebook

MILO champions Buenavista, Tabal ready to take on Paris Marathon

Mar 31, 2014 - 6:34 PM

Filipino runners Eduardo Buenavista and Mary Joy Tabal are looking to make their experience at the 38th Paris International Marathon one to remember

RUN TO REMEMBER. Eduardo Buenavista (L) and Mary Joy Tabal (R) will participate in the Paris International Marathon. Photos from Facebook