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Mary Joy Tabal

Mary Joy Tabal

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Quick Facts
Countries Philippines
Occupations Athlete
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 13 July 1989 (Cebu City, Central Visayas, Philippines)
Star sign CancerCancer
Height: 149 cm
Weight: 45 kg
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Mary Joy Tabal (born July 13, 1989) is a Filipino marathon runner. She is the first Filipino marathon runner to qualify for the Olympics, which she has done by running a time of 2:43:29 in the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon in 2016. She placed 124th at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Tabal, a veteran of local and international marathons, has won a silver medal in the women's marathon competition in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore, and won the women's division title in the National Milo Marathon Finals for four straight years, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. She was recognized as the 2016 Athlete of the Year by the Sportswriters Association of Cebu. Tabal and fellow marathon runner Rafael Poliquit, Jr. represented the Philippines in the 2016 Boston Marathon on April 2016, She finished 20th overall in the race. On July 13, 2016, the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA) reinstated Tabal in the national team, a year after she resigned due to conflicts between training and sponsorship agreements with Motorace Racing, Tabal's sponsor, but it was removed from the association's national team on September 2016, days after her Olympics stint. On December 4, 2016, Tabal won the women's category of the Milo Marathon National Finals in Iloilo and she became the first runner in the marathon's history to complete a four-peat title record by clocking in 2 hours, 47 minutes and 57 seconds.

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