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2015 SEA Games Womens Marathon

2015 SEA Games Womens Marathon

As the 2015 SEA Games Womens Marathon is the first event the Philippines will compete in for Athletics. During the 2015 SEA Games on June 7, i think its highly necessary a post game analysis be presented for this event.

Tabby following in the foot steps of the Great’s

2015 SEA Games Womens Marathon

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As we only had one qualifier for the SEA Games no methodology is required. The only athlete to qualify for the 2015 SEA Games was Mary Joy Tabal. Whose time of 2:48.00, this mark was set at the December 2013 Milo Marathon Finals in Manila. It was a Milo Marathon record and broke the Milo Record. The qualifying time for SEA Games is 2:49.01.

As the Filipino sole entry Tabal came to a bit of controversy running a Marathon event in Los Angeles.Just a few months leading upto the SEA Games but was later reinstated in the team. Tabal has a best time this year is 2:51.55. The 25 year old Cebuano,  is looking to follow in the foot steps of National Record Holder Cristabel Martes the 2001 and 2005 SEA Games Champion, and 2009 SEA Games Champion Jhoann Banayag.

Tabal who is coached by Triathlete Philip Duenas began off as a sprinter at South Western University in Cebu before moving up to the longer distances.

Vongvorachoti is the Favorite!

Jane Vongvorachoti already heading to Rio 2016. womens marathon.

Jane Vongvorachoti already heading to Rio 2016.

Now lets  have a look at the other contenders. Jane Vongvorachoti goes in as the favorite in this event. The 31 year old who represented Thailand 10 years as a national football player. Jane spent the last few months acclimatizing in Thailand, she is based in New York. Jane time of 2:40.40 set the at Chicago Marathon last October. The only athlete in the field to have already hit the 2:43 standard of the Olympic Games. The last Thai to win the SEA Games gold in this event was Sunisa Sailoymen in 2007.

SEA Games Silver Medalist Myint Myint Aye of Myanmar who is now 38! years old is also back for the SEA Games with a SB of 2:50.23. Aye began off as a 400m runner and she got older gradually moved upto the longer events and eventually the Marathon.

2013 SEA Games Gold Medalist Pham Thi Binh is not entered in this event. Instead she is replaced by the young duo of Thi Hanh Hoang, and Thi Thuy Lam. While they only have times of 2:52.09 and 2:52.23 they are newcomers to this event at 21 and 17 years of age and could pull a surprise.

Natthaya Thanaronnawat of Thailand has put down a time of 2:50.02 according to the SEA Games website but the accuracy and venerability of this performance is questionable.

The Forecast is Jane of Thailand should win this easy, also a very strong 34 minute 10k runner with a 1:15 Half Marathon time. Myint and Tabal are expected to battle it out for second and third.

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