Cebu’s Running Queen Mary Joy Tabal clocked 1:20:37 to finish in 2nd place in the Half Marathon Senior Woman’s Category of the 2015 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. She finished 1 minute and 20 seconds behind Australia’s Ellie O’Kane. Jane Richards also of Australia finished 3rd. Filipino Eduardo Buenavista finished 4th in the 15th Asian Marathon Championship with a time of 2:24:11. The event was won by Japan’s Shingo Igarashi. Park Chol of South Korea won silver and the bronze was won by Mongolia’s Olonbayar Jamsran. The 15th Asian Marathon Championship for Women was won by South Korea’s Kim Hye Gyong who also won the overall women’s marathon challenge.
The Marathon Challenge was dominated by Africans in the Men’s side with EJIGU SENTAYEHU MERGA of Ethiopia beating fellow Ethiopian Fikre Assefa Robi and Kenyan Robert Kipkorir Kipchumba. The women’s category was won by Korean Kim Hye Gyong who was closely followed by Ethiopians Meskerem Assefa Wondimagegn and Tsehay Desalegn Adhana.