Kenyan Jophat Kiptanni with local runners. Photo taken a day before the run. (Photo from Engr. Rommel Abao)
Special thanks to fellow Malaybalay Runner Maria Theresa "Matet" Quirino for giving me the list of winners of the recent Kaamulan Half Marathon held last Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 in Malaybalay City. I found out that a Kenyan actually won the 21K race with a time of 1:11:05. Jophat Kiptanni, the lone non-Pinoy participant, certainly added "international flavor" to the race. Run champions from the cities of Tangub, Iligan and Cagayan de Oro along with local bets from Malaybalay also comprised the highly competitive field.