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Milo Marathon unveils 16 races for 41st running

A TOAST. (L-R) NMM race organizer Rio Dela Cruz, Nestle PH business executive officer Joey Uy, Cebu leg organizer Joey Ballesteros, Nestle PH business unit manager Willy De Ocampo and Milo Sports Executives Robbie De Vera and Lester Castillo share a cup of Milo in the launch of the 41st running of NMM.
By Kevin Estrada

MANILA--The country's biggest running event turned up a notch as the 41st running of the National Milo National Marathon was launched in Makati on Thursday.

Organized by fabled running coach Rio Dela Cruz, sixteen races were lined up this year, which will kick off in Urdaneta on Sunday, with Cebu hosting the National Finals on Dec. 3.

Laoag (July 23) and Roxas (Oct. 1) are the two new cities to grace the country's premier distance running tilt.

Metro Manila will host the third leg of the running series on July 30.

Centered on the theme "Magsama-sama, Tumakbo, Matuto", this edition will be driven by discipline, resilience and determination in which runners can take with them for their journey in life.

"This year, we shine the spotlight on the runners who are learning along the way and taking these lessons beyond the finish line to shape their lives," said Milo Philippines Sports Exec Robbie De Vera.

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